Biodiversity & Conservation

Nephtys cirrosa and Bathyporeia spp. in infralittoral sand

SS.SSa.IFiSa.NcirBat


IGS.NcirBat

Image Francis Bunker - Sand eel shoal over sandy seabed. Image width ca XX cm.
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Distribution map

SS.SSa.IFiSa.NcirBat recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • EC_Habitats
  • UK_BAP

Habitat sensitivity

Physical Factors

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

Chemical Factors

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

Biological Factors

Click factor name to view rationale Intolerance Recoverability Sensitivity Species Richness Evidence / Confidence
Introduction of microbial pathogens/parasites Insufficient information Not relevant Insufficient information Low
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 No change Not relevant

Species used to indicate biotope intolerance

Physical factors

Bathyporeia pelagica
Important characterizing
Substratum LossHigh
SmotheringIntermediate
Increase in suspended sedimentLow
Decrease in suspended sedimentLow
DesiccationTolerant
Increase in emergence regimeLow
Decrease in emergence regimeTolerant
Increase in water flow rateHigh
Decrease in water flow rateHigh
Increase in temperatureLow
Decrease in temperatureLow
Increase in turbidityTolerant
Decrease in turbidityTolerant
Increase in wave exposureHigh
Decrease in wave exposureHigh
NoiseTolerant
Visual PresenceTolerant
Abrasion & physical disturbanceTolerant
DisplacementTolerant

Chemical factors

Bathyporeia pelagica
Important characterizing
Synthetic compound contaminationHigh
Heavy metal contaminationIntermediate
Hydrocarbon contaminationHigh
Radionuclide contaminationInsufficient information
Changes in nutrient levelsHigh
Increase in salinityHigh
Decrease in salinityLow
Changes in oxygenationHigh

Biological factors

Bathyporeia pelagica
Important characterizing
Introduction of microbial pathogens/parasitesInsufficient information
Introduction of non-native speciesInsufficient information
Extraction of this speciesNot relevant
Extraction of other speciesIntermediate

Species used to indicate biotope recoverability

Physical factors

Bathyporeia pelagica
Important characterizing
Substratum LossVery high
SmotheringHigh
Increase in suspended sedimentVery high
Decrease in suspended sedimentImmediate
DesiccationNot relevant
Increase in emergence regimeVery high
Decrease in emergence regimeNot relevant
Increase in water flow rateHigh
Decrease in water flow rateHigh
Increase in temperatureHigh
Decrease in temperatureHigh
Increase in turbidityNot relevant
Decrease in turbidityNot relevant
Increase in wave exposureHigh
Decrease in wave exposureHigh
NoiseNot relevant
Visual PresenceNot relevant
Abrasion & physical disturbanceNot relevant
DisplacementNot relevant

Chemical factors

Bathyporeia pelagica
Important characterizing
Synthetic compound contaminationModerate
Heavy metal contaminationModerate
Hydrocarbon contaminationModerate
Radionuclide contaminationNot relevant
Changes in nutrient levelsModerate
Increase in salinityHigh
Decrease in salinityImmediate
Changes in oxygenationHigh

Biological factors

Bathyporeia pelagica
Important characterizing
Introduction of microbial pathogens/parasitesNot relevant
Introduction of non-native speciesNot relevant
Extraction of this speciesNot relevant
Extraction of other speciesVery high

This review can be cited as follows:

Budd, G.C. 2006. Nephtys cirrosa and Bathyporeia spp. in infralittoral sand. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 20/12/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatsensitivity.php?habitatid=154&code=2004>