Biodiversity & Conservation

Abra alba, Nucula nitida and Corbula gibba in circalittoral muddy sand or slightly mixed sediment

SS.CMS._.AbrNucCor


<i>%Abra alba%</i>, <i>%Nucula nitida%</i> and <i>%Corbula gibba%</i> in circalittoral muddy sand or slightly mixed sediment
Distribution map

SS.CMS._.AbrNucCor 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 in the inshore fishing grounds of St. Andrews and Aberdeenshire, off the Cumberland coast, in waters off South West England, the outer Bristol Channel and at various locations in the Irish Sea. The biotope is also present in inner Danish waters and in the German Bight.

Habitat preferences

Temperature range preferences -

Water clarity preferences - No preference

Limiting Nutrients - Field unresearched

Other preferences - Muddy sand

Additional information

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This review can be cited as follows:

Budd, G.C. 2006. Abra alba, Nucula nitida and Corbula gibba in circalittoral muddy sand or slightly mixed sediment. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 28/11/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=62&code=1997>