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Marine Habitat Classification


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   LS.LMu.UEst.Hed.Cvol  Hediste diversicolor and Corophium volutator in littoral mud

Sheltered estuarine shores of sandy mud, which may become firm and compacted if present in the upper shore where there is more time for drainage between high tides. An anoxic layer is usually present within the first 5 cm of the sediment. The infauna is very sparse, usually only the ragworm Hediste diversicolor and the amphipod Corophium volutator are present in any abundance. Occasionally, oligochaetes or the spire shell Peringia ulvae may be present. Corophium multisetosum may also be found. There may be organic pollution of the sediment.
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