Biodiversity & Conservation

Dense Lanice conchilega and other polychaetes in tide-swept infralittoral sand

SS.IGS.FaS.Lcon


IGS.Lcon

Image Bernard Picton - Dense Lanice conchilega and other polychaetes in tide-swept infralittoral sand. Image width ca 7 cm
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Distribution map

SS.IGS.FaS.Lcon recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


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  • UK_BAP

Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland

Present on all coasts of Britain with the exception of the north east coast of Scotland and south east coast of England. Reported in Ireland at Rosbin Cove in Roaringwater Bay, and along the coast from Kilmichael Point southwards around Cahore Point to Raven Point, County Wexford.

Habitat preferences

Temperature range preferences - Data deficient

Water clarity preferences - Data deficient

Limiting Nutrients - Data deficient

Other preferences - Tidal streams

Additional information

The dense Lanice biotope (LGS.Lan) on certain lower shores may be a littoral extension of this biotope.


This review can be cited as follows:

Budd, G.C. 2006. Dense Lanice conchilega and other polychaetes in tide-swept infralittoral sand. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 31/10/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=116&code=1997>