Biodiversity & Conservation

Burrowing anemones in sublittoral muddy gravel

SS.SMx.CMx.ClloMx


Burrowing anemones in sublittoral muddy gravel
Distribution map

SS.SMx.CMx.ClloMx 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 High Moderate Moderate Major decline Low
Smothering Intermediate Moderate Moderate Decline Low
Increase in suspended sediment Low Immediate Not sensitive No change Moderate
Decrease in suspended sediment Low Very high Very low No change Moderate
Desiccation Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant No change Moderate
Increase in emergence regime Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant No change Moderate
Decrease in emergence regime Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant No change Moderate
Increase in water flow rate High Moderate Moderate Decline Low
Decrease in water flow rate Low Very high Very low Minor decline Moderate
Increase in temperature Intermediate Moderate Moderate Decline Very low
Decrease in temperature Intermediate Moderate Moderate Decline Very low
Increase in turbidity Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive No change Moderate
Decrease in turbidity Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive No change Moderate
Increase in wave exposure Intermediate Moderate Moderate Decline Low
Decrease in wave exposure Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant No change Moderate
Noise Low Immediate Not sensitive No change Moderate
Visual Presence Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive No change Moderate
Abrasion & physical disturbance Intermediate Moderate Moderate No change Moderate
Displacement Low Immediate 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 Insufficient information Insufficient information Insufficient Information Not relevant
Heavy metal contamination Insufficient information Insufficient information Insufficient information Insufficient Information Not relevant
Hydrocarbon contamination Insufficient information Insufficient information Insufficient information Insufficient Information Not relevant
Radionuclide contamination Insufficient information Insufficient information Insufficient information Insufficient Information Not relevant
Changes in nutrient levels Low High Low Minor decline Moderate
Increase in salinity High Moderate Moderate Major decline Low
Decrease in salinity Intermediate Moderate Moderate Decline Low
Changes in oxygenation Low Immediate Not sensitive No change Low

Biological Factors

Click factor name to view rationale Intolerance Recoverability Sensitivity Species Richness Evidence / Confidence
Introduction of microbial pathogens/parasites Low Moderate Low Low
Introduction of non-native species Low Moderate Low No change Low
Extraction of this species Intermediate Moderate Moderate No change Low
Extraction of other species Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant

This review can be cited as follows:

Hill, J.M. 2001. Burrowing anemones in sublittoral muddy gravel. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 28/07/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatsensitivity.php?habitatid=8&code=2004>