Biodiversity & Conservation

Piddocks with a sparse associated fauna in upward-facing circalittoral very soft chalk or clay

CR.MCR.SfR.Pid


MCR.Pid

Image Roger Covey - Piddocks with a sparse associated fauna in upward-facing circalittoral very soft chalk or clay. Image width ca 30 cm.
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Distribution map

CR.MCR.SfR.Pid 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

Recorded in south-east England (Sussex and Thanet) and from Galway Bay, Ireland. Recently recorded off Mumbles Head in Swansea Bay (Jon Moore, pers comm.)

Habitat preferences

Temperature range preferences - Data deficient

Water clarity preferences - Low clarity / High turbidity
Data deficient

Limiting Nutrients - Data deficient

Other preferences - Data deficient

Additional information

This biotope has a requirement for soft rock or firm clay substrata.


This review can be cited as follows:

Hill, J.M. 2008. Piddocks with a sparse associated fauna in upward-facing circalittoral very soft chalk or clay. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 02/09/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=152&code=2004>