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Hesionura elongata and Protodorvillea kefersteini in offshore coarse sand

03-04-2018

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Offshore (deep) circalittoral habitats with coarse sand may support populations of the interstitial polychaete Hesionura elongata with Protodorvillea kefersteini. Other notable species include the phyllodocid polychaete Protomystides limbata and the bivalve Moerella pygmaea. This biotope was reported in the offshore northern North Sea by Eleftheriou and Basford (1989). Relatively little data exists for this biotope (JNCC, 2015).

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Citation

This review can be cited as:

Tillin, H.M. & Ashley, M. 2016. [Hesionura elongata] and [Protodorvillea kefersteini] in offshore coarse 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/1113

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