Biodiversity & Conservation

Beggiatoa spp. on anoxic sublittoral mud

SS.SMu.IFiMu.Beg


CMU.Beg

Image Keith Hiscock - A mat of the filamentous bacterium Beggiatoa spp. Image width ca 10 cm.
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Distribution map

SS.SMu.IFiMu.Beg 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 No change Low
Smothering Insufficient information Insufficient information Insufficient information Insufficient Information Not relevant
Increase in suspended sediment Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive No change Moderate
Decrease in suspended sediment Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive No change Moderate
Desiccation Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Increase in emergence regime Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Decrease in emergence regime Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Increase in water flow rate High High Moderate Rise High
Decrease in water flow rate Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive No change High
Increase in temperature Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive No change Very low
Decrease in temperature Insufficient information Insufficient information Insufficient information Insufficient Information Not relevant
Increase in turbidity Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive No change High
Decrease in turbidity Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive No change High
Increase in wave exposure High Very high Low No change Moderate
Decrease in wave exposure Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Noise Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive No change High
Visual Presence Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive No change High
Abrasion & physical disturbance Low Immediate Not sensitive No change High
Displacement Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive No change Moderate

Chemical Factors

Click factor name to view rationale Intolerance Recoverability Sensitivity Species Richness Evidence / Confidence
Synthetic compound contamination Insufficient information Not relevant Insufficient information Insufficient Information Not relevant
Heavy metal contamination Insufficient information Not relevant Insufficient information Insufficient Information Not relevant
Hydrocarbon contamination Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive No change High
Radionuclide contamination Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive Not relevant Not relevant
Changes in nutrient levels Tolerant* Not relevant Not sensitive* No change High
Increase in salinity Low Very high Very low No change Very low
Decrease in salinity Low Very high Very low No change Very low
Changes in oxygenation Tolerant* Not relevant Not sensitive* No change High

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 Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive Not relevant Moderate
Extraction of this species Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant High
Extraction of other species Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant High

This review can be cited as follows:

Hill, J.M. 2002. Beggiatoa spp. on anoxic sublittoral mud. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 24/11/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatsensitivity.php?habitatid=181&code=2004>