Conservation and protection status

Conservation status

Region Status
OSPAR area Not known
Wadden Sea Threatened by complete destruction
UK Significantly declined in extent and quality
Other sub-regions Not known

Protected status

Protection mechanism Habitat
EC Habitats Directive Can be protected as Reefs and may also occur within Estuaries and Large shallow inlets and bays.
UK Biodiversity Action Plan Sabellaria spinulosa reefs (Habitat Action Plan)

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