Biodiversity & Conservation

Amphiura filiformis and Echinocardium cordatum in circalittoral clean or slightly muddy sand

SS.SMu.CSaMu.AfilMysAnit


CMS.AfilEcor

Image Keith Hiscock - Amphiura filiformis arms visible in circalittoral muddy sand. Image width ca 30 cm
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Distribution map

SS.SMu.CSaMu.AfilMysAnit 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

The biotope is widespread around the British Isles, having been recorded from a number of Scottish sea lochs, the northern Irish Sea, the central and southern North Sea and the Isles of Scilly.

Habitat preferences

Temperature range preferences - 5 - 15 °C

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

Limiting Nutrients - Not relevant

Other preferences -

Additional information


This review can be cited as follows:

Hill, J.M. 2004. Amphiura filiformis and Echinocardium cordatum in circalittoral clean or slightly muddy sand. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 01/09/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=368&code=2004>