Biodiversity & Conservation

Arenicola marina and synaptid holothurians in extremely shallow soft mud.

SS.IMU.MarMu.AreSyn


IMU.AreSyn

Image Anon. - Arenicola marina and synaptid holothurians in extremely shallow soft mud. Image width ca 40 cm in foreground.
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Distribution map

SS.IMU.MarMu.AreSyn recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


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Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland

Restricted to the sheltered areas of sea lochs and voes or lagoons in Shetland, Orkney and the Inner and Outer Hebrides.

Habitat preferences

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 -

Additional information

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 16/04/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=108&code=1997>