Maerl or coarse shell gravel with burrowing sea cucumbers - Neopentadactyla mixta in circalittoral shell gravel or coarse sand (Priority Marine Feature) (SNH WMS)
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The Priority Marine Feature (PMF) list contains 81 habitats and species considered to be of conservation importance in Scotland's seas. It includes many features which are characteristic of the Scottish marine environment, ranging from flame shell beds in coastal waters, to cold-water coral reefs of the deeper seas, and mobile species such as minke whale and basking shark.
This layer shows the distribution of Maerl or coarse shell gravel with burrowing sea cucumbers (Neopentadactyla mixta). This habitat is found along the west coast of Scotland and the Outer Hebrides with occasional records for the Northern Isles and the Isle of May on the east coast.