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Lanice conchilega (schelpkokerworm; Muschelsammlerin; sand mason; Baümchenröhrenwurm; macaroni; Sandröhrenwurm; zandkokerworm; lanice)

Synonyms: Amphitrite flexuosa; Amphitrite tondi; Nereis conchilega; Terebella artifex; Terebella littoralis subsp. seu; Terebella pectoralis; Terebella prudens; Wartelia gonotheca

Wikipedia Abstract

Lanice conchilega, commonly known as the sand mason worm, is a species of burrowing marine polychaete worm. It builds a characteristic tube which projects from the seabed, consisting of cemented sand grains and shell fragments with a fringe at the top.Polychaetes, or marine bristle worms, have elongated bodies divided into many segments. Each segment may bear setae (bristles) and parapodia (paddle-like appendages).
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, 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
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Drigg Coast 3453 England, United Kingdom
Eileanan agus Sgeiran Lios mór 2816 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Fal and Helford 15785 England, United Kingdom    
Firth of Tay & Eden Estuary 38085 Scotland, United Kingdom
Flamborough Head 15597 England, United Kingdom  
Glannau Môn: Cors heli / Anglesey Coast: Saltmarsh 2614 Wales, United Kingdom  
Glen Beasdale 1254 Scotland, United Kingdom
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
Isle of May 882 Scotland, United Kingdom
Isle of Portland to Studland Cliffs 3577 England, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Loch Creran 3030 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Loch Laxford 3018 Scotland, United Kingdom
Loch nam Madadh 5734 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Reefs 5883 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Luce Bay and Sands 120487 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lundy 7573 England, United Kingdom  
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
Margate and Long Sands 160406 England, United Kingdom
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
North Pembrokeshire Woodlands/ Coedydd Gogledd Sir Benfro 780 Wales, 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
Sanday 27112 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Sidmouth to West Bay 2217 England, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
Sound of Arisaig (Loch Ailort to Loch Ceann Traigh) 11260 Scotland, United Kingdom
South Hams 320 England, United Kingdom  
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
Sullom Voe 6668 Scotland, United Kingdom
Sunart 25320 Scotland, United Kingdom
Taynish and Knapdale Woods 2388 Scotland, United Kingdom
Tayvallich Juniper and Coast 2999 Scotland, United Kingdom
Thanet Coast 6928 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  



Calidris alpina (Dunlin)[1]
Carcinus maenas (green crab)[1]
Chroicocephalus ridibundus (Common Black-headed Gull)[1]
Ctenolabrus rupestris (Rock cook)[2]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[2]
Limanda limanda (Sand dab)[2]
Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit)[1]
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)[2]
Microstomus kitt (Sweet fluke)[2]
Platichthys flesus (North Atlantic flounder)[2]
Pleuronectes platessa (European plaice)[2]
Pomatoschistus microps (Common goby)[1]
Pomatoschistus minutus (freckled goby)[3]
Solea solea (True sole)[2]
Somateria mollissima (Common Eider)[1]
Sparus aurata (Silver seabream)[2]
Trisopterus minutus (poor cod)[2]


European waters (ERMS scope); North Sea; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; North East Atlantic; Westerschelde; Westerschelde; Baie de la Seine; Birkenfels (shipwreck); Golfe Normanno-Breton; Dutch Exclusive Economic Zone; Dutch Exclusive Economic Zone; Oosterschelde; Plymouth; Roscoff; Voordelta; Wenduine; Wimereux; Mozambique; Madagascar; Red Sea; Mauritius; Wimereux; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; Oostduinkerke; Oostduinkerke; Greek Exclusive Economic Zone; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; Gulf of Mexico;



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1Energy flow of a boreal intertidal ecosystem, the Sylt-Rømø Bight, Dan Baird, Harald Asmus, Ragnhild Asmus, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 279: 45–61, 2004
2Jorrit 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.
3The food of Pomatoschistus minutus (Pisces, Gobiidae) in Belgian coastal waters, and a comparison with the food of its potential competitor P. lozanoi, O. Hamerlynck and A. Cattrusse, Journal of Fish Biology (1994) 44, 753-771
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