Sublittoral mud in low or reduced salinity

Description of Sublittoral mud in low or reduced salinity


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creationTime 2017-08-16T16:38:13.845
Last Maintainer Identity remo
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Shallow, typically anoxic, muddy and sandy mud sediments in areas of low or reduced, although stable, salinity (may vary annually) with largely ephemeral faunal communities. Characterised by Arenicola marina and blue-green algae with other species, including mysids, Carcinus maenas and Corophium volutator which commonly occur in lagoons. Important infaunal species may include Hediste diversicolor, Heterochaeta costata and chironomids; however infaunal records for this biotope are limited.