Biodiversity & Conservation

Polydora sp. tubes on upward-facing circalittoral soft rock

CR.MCR.SfR.Pol


MCR.Pol

Image Keith Hiscock - Polydora sp. tubes on upward-facing circalittoral soft rock, with the sponge Suberites sp. also present. Image width ca 2 m.
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Distribution map

CR.MCR.SfR.Pol 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 from Anglesey and Colwyn Bay in Wales, Plymouth limestone habitats and the chalk coasts in the south east of England. Probably more widely distributed but mixed with other biotopes where Polydora is abundant but other species identify to a different biotope.

Habitat preferences

Temperature range preferences -

Water clarity preferences - High clarity / Low turbidity
Medium clarity / Medium turbidity
Low clarity / High turbidity

Limiting Nutrients - Not relevant

Other preferences - Soft rock including chalk, limestone and sandstone

Additional information


This review can be cited as follows:

Hill, J.M. 2001. Polydora sp. tubes on upward-facing circalittoral soft rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 17/09/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=247&code=1997>