Biodiversity & Conservation

Talitrid amphipods in decomposing seaweed on the strand-line

LS.LSa.St.Tal


LGS.Tal

Image Paul Brazier - View along sand and gravel shore backed by seawall (strandline debris). Image width ca XX cm.
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Distribution map

LS.LSa.St.Tal 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 High
Smothering Low Immediate Not sensitive Minor decline Low
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 Moderate
Decrease in emergence regime Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Increase in water flow rate Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Decrease in water flow rate Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Increase in temperature Low Immediate Not sensitive No change Moderate
Decrease in temperature Intermediate Immediate Very low Decline Moderate
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 Tolerant* Not relevant Not sensitive* Rise Moderate
Decrease in wave exposure Low Very high Very low Minor 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 Not relevant Moderate
Displacement Tolerant Immediate Not sensitive No change Moderate

Chemical Factors

Click factor name to view rationale Intolerance Recoverability Sensitivity Species Richness Evidence / Confidence
Synthetic compound contamination High High Moderate Major decline Low
Heavy metal contamination Insufficient information Not relevant Insufficient information Not relevant Not relevant
Hydrocarbon contamination High High Moderate Major decline Moderate
Radionuclide contamination Insufficient information Not relevant Insufficient information Not relevant Not relevant
Changes in nutrient levels Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Increase in salinity Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Decrease in salinity Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive No change Low
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 Not relevant Insufficient information Not relevant Not relevant
Introduction of non-native species Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive Not relevant Low
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

Species used to indicate biotope intolerance

Physical factors

Talitrus saltator
Important characterizing
Substratum LossHigh
SmotheringLow
Increase in suspended sedimentNot relevant
Decrease in suspended sedimentNot relevant
DesiccationNot relevant
Increase in emergence regimeTolerant
Decrease in emergence regimeNot relevant
Increase in water flow rateNot relevant
Decrease in water flow rateNot relevant
Increase in temperatureLow
Decrease in temperatureIntermediate
Increase in turbidityNot relevant
Decrease in turbidityNot relevant
Increase in wave exposureNot relevant
Decrease in wave exposureNot relevant
NoiseTolerant
Visual PresenceLow
Abrasion & physical disturbanceIntermediate
DisplacementNot relevant

Chemical factors

Talitrus saltator
Important characterizing
Synthetic compound contaminationHigh
Heavy metal contaminationInsufficient information
Hydrocarbon contaminationHigh
Radionuclide contaminationInsufficient information
Changes in nutrient levelsInsufficient information
Increase in salinityNot relevant
Decrease in salinityNot relevant
Changes in oxygenationNot relevant

Biological factors

Talitrus saltator
Important characterizing
Introduction of microbial pathogens/parasitesInsufficient information
Introduction of non-native speciesTolerant
Extraction of this speciesNot relevant
Extraction of other speciesNot relevant

Species used to indicate biotope recoverability

Physical factors

Talitrus saltator
Important characterizing
Substratum LossVery high
SmotheringVery high
Increase in suspended sedimentNot relevant
Decrease in suspended sedimentNot relevant
DesiccationNot relevant
Increase in emergence regimeNot relevant
Decrease in emergence regimeNot relevant
Increase in water flow rateNot relevant
Decrease in water flow rateNot relevant
Increase in temperatureImmediate
Decrease in temperatureImmediate
Increase in turbidityNot relevant
Decrease in turbidityNot relevant
Increase in wave exposureNot relevant
Decrease in wave exposureNot relevant
NoiseNot relevant
Visual PresenceImmediate
Abrasion & physical disturbanceHigh
DisplacementNot relevant

Chemical factors

Talitrus saltator
Important characterizing
Synthetic compound contaminationHigh
Heavy metal contaminationNot relevant
Hydrocarbon contaminationVery high
Radionuclide contaminationNot relevant
Changes in nutrient levelsNot relevant
Increase in salinityNot relevant
Decrease in salinityNot relevant
Changes in oxygenationNot relevant

Biological factors

Talitrus saltator
Important characterizing
Introduction of microbial pathogens/parasitesNot relevant
Introduction of non-native speciesNot relevant
Extraction of this speciesNot relevant
Extraction of other speciesNot relevant

This review can be cited as follows:

Budd, G.C. 2004. Talitrid amphipods in decomposing seaweed on the strand-line. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 20/11/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatsensitivity.php?habitatid=176&code=2004>