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Image Anon. - Arenicola marina and synaptid holothurians in extremely shallow soft mud. Image width ca 40 cm in foreground.
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SS.IMU.MarMu.AreSyn recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
Temperature range preferences - Data deficient
Water clarity preferences - Data deficient
Medium clarity / Medium turbidity
Low clarity / High turbidity
Poor clarity / Extreme turbidity
Limiting Nutrients - Data deficient
Other preferences -
This biotope is restricted to very or extremely sheltered conditions with weak or very weak water flow, It was also recorded from the extremely wave sheltered lagoon in Neavag Bay (Thorpe et al., 1998) and the ultra-sheltered lagoon, the Houb, Fora Ness, Shetland (Thorpe, 1998).
This review can be cited as follows:
Tyler-Walters, H. 2001. Arenicola marina and synaptid holothurians in extremely shallow soft mud.. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 30/07/2015]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=108&code=1997>