Biodiversity & Conservation

Macoma balthica and Abra alba in infralittoral muddy sand or mud

SS.SMu.ISaMu.NhomMac


<i>%Macoma balthica%</i> and <i>%Abra alba%</i> in infralittoral muddy sand or mud
Distribution map

SS.SMu.ISaMu.NhomMac recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • EC_Habitats

Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland

The IMS.MacAbr biotope is present in coastal inlets of south west Britain, patches through northern Irish Sea and patches throughout. Also present in the Southern Bight, North Sea and in the English Channel.

Habitat preferences

Temperature range preferences - Field unresearched

Water clarity preferences - No preference

Limiting Nutrients -

Other preferences -

Additional information

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This review can be cited as follows:

Budd, G.C. 2007. Macoma balthica and Abra alba in infralittoral muddy sand or mud. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 19/04/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=173&code=2004>