Biodiversity & Conservation

Limnodrilus hoffmeisteri, Tubifex tubifex and Gammarus spp. in low salinity infralittoral muddy sediment

SS.SMu.SMuVS.LhofTtub


<i>%Limnodrilus hoffmeisteri%</i>, <i>%Tubifex tubifex%</i> and <i>Gammarus</i> spp. in low salinity infralittoral muddy sediment
Distribution map

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


  • EC_Habitats

Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland

Recorded in upper estuary cohesive mud in the Forth, Thames, Usk and Wye estuaries.

Habitat preferences

Temperature range preferences - See recruitment processes

Water clarity preferences - No preference

Limiting Nutrients - Field unresearched

Other preferences - Cohesive mud; low interstitial salinity

Additional information

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This review can be cited as follows:

Budd, G.C. 2002. Limnodrilus hoffmeisteri, Tubifex tubifex and Gammarus spp. in low salinity infralittoral muddy sediment. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 31/07/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=35&code=2004>