Biodiversity & Conservation

Pectenogammarus planicrurus in mid shore well-sorted gravel or coarse sand

LS.LGS.Sh.Pec


LGS.Pec

Image Paul Brazier - Gravel and sand shore. Image width ca XX cm.
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Distribution map

LS.LGS.Sh.Pec 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

A localized and patchy biotope, that is represented on the English Channel coast between Brighton, Sussex and Deal, Kent, and at locations around Aberystwyth, on the west coast of Wales. Other locations include, Eype in Dorset, Penzance, Cornwall, the Isle of Man and east, south and west coasts of Ireland.

Habitat preferences

Temperature range preferences -

Water clarity preferences - No preference

Limiting Nutrients - Not relevant

Other preferences - Gravel/shingle substratum

Additional information

The habitat is under-surveyed, so may be more widespread than records suggest.


This review can be cited as follows:

Budd, G.C. 2002. Pectenogammarus planicrurus in mid shore well-sorted gravel or coarse sand. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 28/07/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=151&code=1997>