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Oligochaetes in full salinity littoral mobile sand

03-04-2018

Summary

UK and Ireland classification

UK and Ireland classification

Description

A species-poor community of oligochaetes occurring in fully marine conditions on open shores with mobile, medium to fine, usually clean, sand. Oligochaetes, including enchytraeid oligochaetes, constitute the infaunal assemblage. On rare occasions individuals of polychaete or crustacean species may be encountered (e.g. Nephtys spp., Eurydice pulchra, Bathyporeia spp.), though these are not characterising for the biotope and if present in any significant abundance, the area should be classed as AmSco (JNCC, 2015).

Depth range

Upper shore, Mid shore, Lower shore

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Citation

This review can be cited as:

Tillin, H.M. 2016. Oligochaetes in full salinity littoral mobile sand. In Tyler-Walters H. and Hiscock K. (eds) Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Reviews, [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 18-06-2018]. Available from: http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitat/detail/1098

Last Updated: 01/06/2016