Burrowed mud - Mud burrowing amphipod (Maera loveni) (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 mud burrowing amphipod (Maera loveni).  Maera loveni, is a mud-dwelling infaunal amphipod, which lives in depths of 20-400 m. It is a northern cold water species that has reached its southern limit in Scotland where it is sparsely distributed around the coast. 95% of British records are from sea lochs and the northern North Sea.

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