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Reduced salinity muddy sediments characterized by oligochaetes, particularly of the genus Tubificoides. The abundance of the oligochaetes may vary by several orders of magnitude but very few other species will be present. This biotope is found towards the edges of tidal channels in estuaries where current velocities allow deposition of silt and the establishment of an infaunal community. Organic loading and poor water-exchange within the sediment lead to anoxic conditions which may explain the low species richness within this biotope. This biotope is found towards the edges of tidal channels in estuaries where current velocities allow deposition of silt and the establishment of an infaunal community. The biotope may occur downstream of SMU.LhofTtub, differentiated by the absence of the freshwater species, and adjacent to more mobile and sandier biotopes in the tidal channels (JNCC, 2015).
This MarLIN sensitivity assessment has been superseded by the MarESA approach to sensitivity assessment. MarLIN assessments used an approach that has now been modified to reflect the most recent conservation imperatives and terminology and are due to be updated by 2016/17.
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