Biodiversity & Conservation

Pectenogammarus planicrurus in mid shore well-sorted gravel or coarse sand

LS.LGS.Sh.Pec


LGS.Pec

Image Paul Brazier - Gravel and sand shore. Image width ca XX cm.
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Distribution map

LS.LGS.Sh.Pec recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • EC_Habitats

Habitat sensitivity

Physical Factors

Click factor name to view rationale Intolerance Recoverability Sensitivity Species Richness Evidence / Confidence
Substratum Loss High Very high Low Major decline Moderate
Smothering High Very high Low Decline High
Increase in suspended sediment Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Decrease in suspended sediment Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Desiccation Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Increase in emergence regime Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive No change Low
Decrease in emergence regime Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive No change Low
Increase in water flow rate Tolerant* Not relevant Not sensitive* Not relevant Moderate
Decrease in water flow rate Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive No change Low
Increase in temperature Low Immediate Not sensitive No change Low
Decrease in temperature Intermediate Very high Low Decline Low
Increase in turbidity Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Decrease in turbidity Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Increase in wave exposure High Very high Low Decline Low
Decrease in wave exposure High Very high Low Decline Moderate
Noise Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive No change Low
Visual Presence Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive No change Low
Abrasion & physical disturbance Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive No change Moderate
Displacement Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant

Chemical Factors

Click factor name to view rationale Intolerance Recoverability Sensitivity Species Richness Evidence / Confidence
Synthetic compound contamination High Very high Low Decline Low
Heavy metal contamination Intermediate Very high Low Decline Low
Hydrocarbon contamination High Very high Low Major decline Moderate
Radionuclide contamination Insufficient information Not relevant Insufficient information Not relevant Not relevant
Changes in nutrient levels Tolerant* Not relevant Not sensitive* Not relevant Moderate
Increase in salinity Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Decrease in salinity Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive Not relevant Moderate
Changes in oxygenation Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant

Biological Factors

Click factor name to view rationale Intolerance Recoverability Sensitivity Species Richness Evidence / Confidence
Introduction of microbial pathogens/parasites Insufficient information Insufficient information Insufficient information Not relevant Not relevant
Introduction of non-native species Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Extraction of this species Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Extraction of other species Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant

This review can be cited as follows:

Budd, G.C. 2002. Pectenogammarus planicrurus in mid shore well-sorted gravel or coarse sand. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 26/07/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatsensitivity.php?habitatid=151&code=1997>