Biodiversity & Conservation

Hediste diversicolor and Macoma balthica in sandy mud shores

LS.LMU.SMu.HedMac


LMU.HedMac

Image Roger Covey - Upper shore mud with Hediste holes and tracks. Image with ca XX cm.
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Distribution map

LS.LMU.SMu.HedMac recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • EC_Habitats
  • UK_BAP

Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland

Recorded from estuaries all around mainland Britain. There are no records from Ireland although the biotope would be expected to occur here.

Habitat preferences

Temperature range preferences -

Water clarity preferences - Medium clarity / Medium turbidity

Limiting Nutrients - No information found

Other preferences -

Additional information


This review can be cited as follows:

Rayment, W.J. 2001. Hediste diversicolor and Macoma balthica in sandy mud shores. 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=209&code=1997>