|Basic Information||Biotope classification||Ecology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Species composition||Sensitivity||Importance|
SS.SMx.CMx.ClloMx recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
|Distribution of biotope in Britain and Ireland||Recorded from the Isles of Scilly, Skomer, Lundy and Kilkeiran Bay.|
|National importance||Not available|
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Sublittoral muddy gravel or shell gravel can contain conspicuous communities of burrowing anemones such as Mesacmaea mitchellii, Aureliania heterocera, Cereus pedunculatus and Cerianthus lloydii. Some ascidians such as Corella parallelogramma may also be present in the substratum if surface features such as shell material is large enough. There may be more than one variety of this biotope, influenced by the strength of the currents and the composition of the sediment. (Information taken from the Marine Biotope Classification for Britain and Ireland, Version 97.06: Connor et al., 1997a, b).
This review can be cited as follows:
Hill, J.M. 2001. Burrowing anemones in sublittoral muddy gravel. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 01/09/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatsbasicinfo.php?habitatid=8&code=2004>