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Marine Habitat Classification


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   SS.SMu.SMuVS.OlVS  Oligochaetes in variable or reduced salinity infralittoral muddy sediment

Reduced or variable salinity muddy and sandy mud sediments characterised by oligochaetes, particularly of the genus Tubificoides or from the Enchytraeidae family. The abundance of the oligochaetes may vary by several orders of magnitude but very few other species will be present. Organic loading and poor water-exchange within the sediment lead to anoxic conditions which may explain the low species richness within this biotope.
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