|Basic Information||Biotope classification||Ecology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Species composition||Sensitivity||Importance|
SS.SSa.SSaVS.NintGam recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
For a list of 2004 characterising species please see the JNCC website.
To assess the sensitivity of the biotope, the sensitivity of component species is reviewed. Those species that are considered to be particularly indicative of the sensitivity of the biotope, and for which research has been undertaken in detail are shown below (see selection criteria). The biology of other component species of the biotope is also taken into account wherever information is known to the researcher.
|Community Importance||Species name||Common Name|
|Important characterizing||Neomysis integer||Opossum shrimp|
|Important characterizing||Gammarus salinus||A gammarid shrimp|
|Important characterizing||Gammarus zaddachi||A gammarid shrimp|
Neomysis integerand the Gammarus species are considered to be important characterizing species of the IGS.NeoGam biotope. The biotope is typically species poor, the species present being robust errant forms, in their absence the biotope would be particularly barren and not necessarily recognised.
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This review can be cited as follows:
Budd, G.C. 2002. Neomysis integer and Gammarus spp. in low salinity infralittoral mobile sand. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 23/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatreproduction.php?habitatid=51&code=2004>