Biodiversity & Conservation

Capitella capitata and Tubificoides spp. in reduced salinity infralittoral muddy sediment

SS.IMU.EstMu.CapTub


<i>%Capitella capitata%</i> and <i>Tubificoides</i> spp. in reduced salinity infralittoral muddy sediment
Distribution map

SS.IMU.EstMu.CapTub recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


SS.IMU.EstMu.CapTub is not listed under any importance categories.


Habitat sensitivity

Physical Factors

Click factor name to view rationale Intolerance Recoverability Sensitivity Species Richness Evidence / Confidence
Substratum Loss
Smothering
Increase in suspended sediment
Decrease in suspended sediment
Desiccation
Increase in emergence regime
Decrease in emergence regime
Increase in water flow rate
Decrease in water flow rate
Increase in temperature
Decrease in temperature
Increase in turbidity
Decrease in turbidity
Increase in wave exposure
Decrease in wave exposure
Noise
Visual Presence
Abrasion & physical disturbance
Displacement

Chemical Factors

Click factor name to view rationale Intolerance Recoverability Sensitivity Species Richness Evidence / Confidence
Synthetic compound contamination
Heavy metal contamination
Hydrocarbon contamination
Radionuclide contamination
Changes in nutrient levels
Increase in salinity
Decrease in salinity
Changes in oxygenation

Biological Factors

Click factor name to view rationale Intolerance Recoverability Sensitivity Species Richness Evidence / Confidence
Introduction of microbial pathogens/parasites
Introduction of non-native species
Extraction of this species
Extraction of other species

This review can be cited as follows:

Bilewitch, J. 2009. Capitella capitata and Tubificoides spp. in reduced salinity infralittoral muddy sediment. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 25/11/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatsensitivity.php?habitatid=32&code=1997>