|Basic Information||Biotope classification||Ecology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Species composition||Sensitivity||Importance|
SS.IGS.EstGS.NeoGam recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
EC Habitats Directive
|National importance||Not available|
|Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1)||Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time
Estuarine biotopes such as IGS.NeoGam are recognised to be valuable nursery areas for fish species which breed at sea but whose juveniles use estuaries to feed and shelter.
This review can be cited as follows:
Budd, G.C. 2002. Neomysis integer and Gammarus spp. in low salinity infralittoral mobile sand. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 10/12/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=51&code=1997>