Distribution of two species of lugworm ( Arenicola ) (Annelida: Polychaeta) in South Wales

@inproceedings{Cadman1997DistributionOT,
  title={Distribution of two species of lugworm ( Arenicola ) (Annelida: Polychaeta) in South Wales},
  author={P. S. Cadman},
  year={1997}
}
This study demonstrates that the two species of lugworm, previously classified as Arenicola marina occupy distinct zones within sandy beaches around South Wales. Arenicola marina (sensu stricto) or blow lug, is found higher up the shore, tending to be concentrated at mid-tide level, whilst A. defodiens Cadman & Nelson-smith, 1993 or black lug is most numerous at or below mean low water of spring tides and, unlike A. marina in this area, also apparently extends subtidally. Arenicola marina is… CONTINUE READING