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Pygospio elegans

Synonyms: Pygospio minutus; Spio inversa; Spio rathbuni

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Alde, Ore and Butley Estuaries 3859 England, United Kingdom
Bae Cemlyn/ Cemlyn Bay 107 Wales, United Kingdom  
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Blackstone Point 18 England, United Kingdom
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion 236876 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Chesil and the Fleet 4032 England, United Kingdom
Culbin Bar 1514 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Dornoch Firth and Morrich More 21499 Scotland, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Drigg Coast 3453 England, United Kingdom
Essex Estuaries 114016 England, United Kingdom
Fal and Helford 15785 England, United Kingdom    
Firth of Tay & Eden Estuary 38085 Scotland, United Kingdom
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Loch Moidart and Loch Shiel Woods 4341 Scotland, United Kingdom
Loch of Stenness 1957 Scotland, United Kingdom
Luce Bay and Sands 120487 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lundy 7573 England, United Kingdom  
Mòine Mhór 2843 Scotland, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
North Northumberland Dunes 2836 England, United Kingdom  
North Uist Machair 7533 Scotland, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Plymouth Sound and Estuaries 15820 England, United Kingdom
River Usk/ Afon Wysg 2490 Wales, United Kingdom  
Sanday 27112 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
Sullom Voe 6668 Scotland, United Kingdom
Sunart 25320 Scotland, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Tweed Estuary 385 England, United Kingdom  
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  
Y Twyni o Abermenai i Aberffraw/ Abermenai to Aberffraw Dunes 4623 Wales, United Kingdom  



Ammodytes tobianus (lesser sand eel)[1]
Calidris alpina (Dunlin)[2]
Crangon crangon (common shrimp)[1]
Eteone longa (étéone)[1]
Hediste diversicolor (veelkleurige zeeduizendpoot)[2]
Phyllodoce mucosa[1]
Platichthys flesus (North Atlantic flounder)[1]
Pleuronectes platessa (European plaice)[3]
Pomatoschistus microps (Common goby)[2]
Pomatoschistus minutus (freckled goby)[2]
Zoarces viviparus (viviporous blenny)[1]


Parasitized by 
Lepocreadium setiferoides[4]


European waters (ERMS scope); North West Atlantic; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; Westerschelde; Baie de la Seine; British Isles; Golfe Normanno-Breton; Plymouth; Roscoff; Wimereux; Wimereux; Ukrainian Exclusive Economic Zone; Cobscook Bay; Gulf of Maine; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; Greek Exclusive Economic Zone; Gulf of Mexico;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Energy flow of a boreal intertidal ecosystem, the Sylt-Rømø Bight, Dan Baird, Harald Asmus, Ragnhild Asmus, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 279: 45–61, 2004
3Trophodynamics in a Shallow Lagoon off Northwestern Europe (Culbin Sands, Moray Firth): Spatial and Temporal Variability of Epibenthic Communities, Their Diets, and Consumption Efficiency, Vanda Mariyam Mendonça, David George Raffaelli, Peter R. Boyle, and Chas Emes, Zoological Studies 48(2): 196-214 (2009)
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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