Biodiversity & Conservation

Neomysis integer and Gammarus spp. in low salinity infralittoral mobile sand

SS.SSa.SSaVS.NintGam


<i>%Neomysis integer%</i> and <i>Gammarus</i> spp. in low salinity infralittoral mobile sand
Distribution map

SS.SSa.SSaVS.NintGam recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • EC_Habitats

Marine natural heritage importance

Listed under EC Habitats Directive
National importance Not available
Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1) Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time
Estuaries

Biotope importance

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.

Exploitation

None

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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 20/04/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=51&code=2004>