Inshore deep mud with burrowing heart urchins

What is it: 

The deep silty-muddy basins of some sea lochs support a community dominated by the heart urchin (Brissopsis lyrifera) and the brittlestar (Amphiura chiajei) as well as supporting various burrowing polychaete worms and bivalves and prawns. The majority of records are from Scotland from various sea lochs on the west coast and Outer Hebrides.


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