Hydrobiologia, 465, 115-127. Aquatic Toxicology, 14, 277-294. Movement of mussel seed has the potential to transport pathogens and non-native species (see relevant pressure sections). Effect of temperature on filtration rate in the mussel Mytilus edulis: no evidence for temperature compensation. Mytilus edulis is a filter feeder and can remove material from the water column. Under experimental conditions, exposure to air temperatures greater than 30°C led to significant mortality (Jones et al., 2009), suggesting this may be an upper temperature threshold for this species. Sensitivity assessment. Local populations may be acclimated to the prevailing temperature regime and may, therefore, exhibit different tolerances to other populations subject to different salinity conditions and therefore caution should be used when inferring tolerances from populations in different regions. After acclimation of individuals of M. edulis to 18°C, Kittner & Riisgaard (2005) observed that the filtrations rates were at their maximum between 8.3 and 20°C and below this at 6°C the mussels closed their valves. more than 16 days). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 328 (2), 211-227. It was thought that when contact with suitable substratum is made the larvae probably secure a firm attachment. The mussels rapidly build up mud and are unable to remain attached to the stable cobbles. Plymouth, Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 37 (1), 73-80. J. Ex. American Scientist, 75, 134-141. Responses of an estuarine population of the blue mussel. The resistance, resilience and, hence, sensitivity assessments may vary with sediment type and the explanatory text for each assessment must be consulted before use. Thermal tolerance of the bivalve mollusc Modiolus modiolus (L.), Mytilus edulis (L.) and Brachiodontes demissus (Dillwyn). The ecological impact of outdoor recreation and ecotourism. 26, Dobretsov, S. & Wahl, M., 2008. [UK Marine SACs Project. Flow rate itself has been shown to influence the strength and number of byssus threads that are produced by Mytilus edulis and other Mytilus spp., with mussels in areas of higher flow rate demonstrating stronger attachment (Dolmer & Svane, 1994; Alfaro, 2006). Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Blue mussels are well acclimated to a 5 to 20 °C temperature range, with an upper sustained thermal tolerance limit of about 29 °C for adults. Environmental biochemistry and physiology, (ed. in experimentaldownwelling'systems of varying velocity and turbulence. (2002) noted that mussels buried by 6 cm of sandy sediment (caused by resuspension of sediment due to turbulent flow across the bed) were able to move to the surface within one day. Helgoland Marine Research, 56, 44-50, Seed, R. & Suchanek, T.H., 1992. Incze et al. The effect of human trampling on biodiversity of rocky shores: monitoring and management strategies. Physiological and biochemical responses of bivalve molluscs to exposure to air. [2019-07-24]. Harding, J.M. 'Torrey Canyon'. These biotopes encompass the full variety of sediments ranging from mud and sand to pebble, cobbles and medium boulders; although gravel is not mentioned (Connor et al., 2004). Where the beds are patchy or damaged (from natural or human activities) they are more susceptible to further damage as a result of wave action or storms (Seed & Suchanek, 1992; Brosnan & Crumrine, 1994). Adjacent habitats and species populations may be indirectly affected where meta-population dynamics and trophic networks are disrupted and where the flow of resources e.g. As this species is intertidal, it will also have to cope with increases air temperature. Aulacomya ater: Magellan mussel: Moray Firth in Scotland in 1994 and again in 1997. Smith, J.E. The thresholds at which these blooms occur depend on site-specific conditions and be mitigated by the degree of mixing and tidal exchange. & Robertson, M.R., 1990. -8°C every 12.4 hours for 3-4 days, suffered significant damage likely to lead to death (Bourget, 1983), which suggested that while Mytilus edulis could tolerate occasional sharp frost events it was not likely to survive prolonged periods of very low temperatures. Scottish MPA Project Fisheries Management Guidance, Joint Nature Conservation Committie, Peterborough,  http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/pdf/SMPA_fisheries_management_guidance_blue_mussel_beds_July_2013.pdf, JNCC, 2015. Bownes SJ, McQuaid CD, 2006. & Martin, J.D., 2012. & Davenport, J.A., 1981. The LS.LBR.LMus.Myt biotope includes three sub-biotopes that differ depending on the nature of the sediment. In the southern portion of its range in the USA, intertidal populations of Mytilus edulis have experienced catastrophic mortality directly associated with summer high temperatures of up to 32°C, with populations shifting their range 350 km northwards of their previous range (Jones et al., 2009). The high temperatures likely caused mortality due to the reduced condition of the mussels post-spawning (Myrand et al., 2000). Quantification of mussel (Mytilus edulis) growth from power station cooling waters in response to chlorination procedures. Therefore, this biotope is assessed as ‘Not sensitive’ to ocean warming under the middle and high emission scenarios. Removal of individuals as by-catch would substantially impact the biotope and hence this group is considered to have ‘Low’ resistance to this pressure and to have ‘Medium’ resilience. Where mussel beds occurred on pebble and sand substrata (mixed substrata) sediment erosion was lower than that of the 100% cover on the sandy substrata regardless of mussel density. Myrand, B., Guderley, H. & Himmelman, J.H., 2000. Aquaculture, 133 (3-4), 311-322. Reid, G., Liutkus, M., Bennett, A., Robinson, S., MacDonald, B. We hypothesized that complexity in terms of mussel bed structure and algal pres-ence determines species composition and abundance. Riisgård, H.U., Bøttiger, L. & Pleissner, D.  2012. However, chronic trampling may prevent recovery altogether. Wang, W. & Widdows, J., 1991. P.W. Mytilus edulis occurs in areas of high suspended particulate matter (SPM) and therefore a level of siltation is expected from the settling of SPM. Herbert, R.J.H., Roberts, C., Humphreys, J., & Fletcher, S. 2012. , the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis) are important as food in Europe and other parts of the world and are raised commercially. Brosnan and Crumrine (1994) noted that mussels that occupied hard substrata but did not form beds were also adversely affected. High levels of enrichment may stimulate algal blooms and macroalgal growth. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 111: 159-79. GENIMPACT final scientific report (EU contract n. RICA-CT-2005-022802), pp. Smith & Murray (2005) suggested that the losses occurred from collection and trampling are far greater than those that occur by natural causes. & Heral, M., 1996. Effects of seawater pCO2 and temperature on shell growth, shell stability, condition and cellular stress of Western Baltic Sea Mytilus edulis (L.) and Arctica islandica (L.). Mytilus edulis can be found on a wide range of substrata including artificial substratum (e.g. Newell, R.C., 1979. Habitat Presence Status; Brackish: Estuaries Present, no further details Marine: Inshore marine Principal habitat ... Hybridisation between Mytilus edulis and Mytilus galloprovincialis and performance of pure species and hybrid veliger larvae at different temperatures. Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review, 33, 245-303. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 66: 101-11, Tyler-Walters, H., 2002. However, the unpredictable pattern of recruitment based on environmental conditions could result in recruitment taking much longer. A decrease in wave exposure is likely to result in increased sedimentation and reduced densities (Westerbom & Jattu, 2006) although the risk of dislodgement will be greatly reduced creating more stable beds (Nehls & Thiel, 1993). & Figueras, A., 1999. & Page, F., 2010. Fishery Investigations, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Series II, 28 , 25pp. DOI https://doi.org/10.3354/cr00765. (2003) found that at high velocities, larvae of Mytilus spp. Blue mussel beds are found in a wide range of wave exposures, from extremely exposed areas to extremely sheltered (Seed 1976; Connor et al.,2004). Keywords Mytilus edulis M. trossulus Population structure Hybridization Greenland SNPs Hybrid index Introduction The blue mussel, Mytilus, is known to inhabit subarctic and arctic regions of Norway, Russia, Alaska, Canada and Greenland in addition to temperate areas of both the Northern and Southern hemispheres (Riginos and Henzler 2008;Va¨ino¨la¨ and Strelkov 2011). Marine Ecology Progress Series, 260, 125-140. As a result, coast landforms (e.g. EEA Web Team, Template version: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 62 (01), 147-155. vol. DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-4877.2012.00310.x, Zwaan de, A. The effects of the severe winter of 1962-63 on marine life in Britain. He also hypothesised that the ability of the mussel to clean its shell in such conditions played a vital role in its success along with its pseudofaecal expulsion. Spread of the slipper limpet Crepidula fornicata (L.1758) in Europe. [Tertiary Level Biology]. After acclimation of individuals of Mytilus edulis to 18°C, Kittner & Riisgaard (2005) observed that the filtration rates were at their maximum between 8.3 and 20°C and below this at 6°C the mussels closed their valves. It should be noted that the mussels themselves will often cause a change in substrata by the deposition of large quantities of ‘mussel-mud’ composed of faecal matter and pseudofaeces (Dare, 1976) particularly in areas of low water movement. The winkles Littorina littorea and Littorina saxatilis and small individuals of the crab Carcinus maenas are common amongst the mussels, whilst areas of sediment may contain the lugworm Arenicola marina, the sand mason Lanice conchilega, the cockle Cerastoderma edule, and other infaunal species. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publ. For example, in the Dutch Wadden Sea mild winters favour Magallana gigas recruitment while cold winters favour Mytilus edulis (Deiderich, 2005). Ruvio, M.) London, England, pp. London: Chapman & Hall. It has been noted that the build-up of mussel mud (pseudofaeces) under the bed can reduce the attachment of the bed to the underlying substratum. It should be noted that biotopes occurring in tide-swept or wave exposed areas are less likely to experience the effects of organic enrichment as the organic matter will be rapidly removed. Appearance of a cryptogenic tunicate, a Didemnum sp. The non-linear interactions among these drivers can be context-specific and their effect on organisms in these habitats remains largely unknown, warranting further investigation. Southern England: climate. Aquaculture, 35, 137-150. Habitat: Intertidal shallow water along the shoreline and throughout the Bay; attached to rocks, pilings, shells, and other solid objects. Therefore, it cannot be confirmed whether farming will have an impact on the genetics of this species beyond a potential for increased hybridization. In addition, a change in sediment type would also change the biotope definition. The more precautionary assessment for the biotope, rather than the species, is presented in the table as it is considered that any change to a reef habitat from a sedimentary habitat would alter the biotope classification and hence the more sensitive assessment is appropriate. There are a number of studies which have focused on the impact of trampling on the intertidal rocky shore whereas the impact on sedimentary shores is relatively poorly studied (Tyler-Walters & Arnold, 2008). B.L. Burial of Mytilus edulis beds by large-scale movements of sand, and resultant mortalities have been reported from Morecambe Bay, the Cumbrian coast and Solway Firth (Holt et al., 1998). Effects of inorganic and organic nutrient enrichment on growth and bioenergetics of the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis. In Fifth International Symposium on Responses of Marine Organisms to Pollutants, 12-14 April 1989, Plymouth (ed. Effects of hypoxia and organic enrichment on the coastal marine environment. Therefore, sensitivity is assessed as ‘High’. At another site, the mussel bed was composed of two layers, so that while mussels were lost, cover remained. 22 April 2019 12:33 For example, blooms of the algae Phaeocystis sp., have been observed to block the mussel's gills when present in high concentrations reducing clearing rates, and at high levels, they caused a complete cessation of clearance (Smaal & Twisk, 1997). Context-dependent impacts of a non-native ecosystem engineer, the Pacific Oyster Crassostrea gigas. Mytilus edulis has a wide distributional pattern, mainly due to its abilities to withstand wide fluctuations in salinity, desiccation, temperature, and oxygen tension. [Mytilus edulis] and barnacles on very exposed eulittoral rock On very exposed to exposed rocky shores the eulittoral zone, particularly the mid and lower shore, is typically characterised by patches of small individuals of the mussel [Mytilus edulis] interspersed with patches of the barnacle [Semibalanus balanoides] and individuls of the limpet [Patella vulgata]. & Bowden, T.J., 2018. 383-424. Hall, S.J., Basford, D.J. In low density beds, increased scour resulted in some mussel detaching from the bed and in areas with 50% cover the erosion of the bed resulted in the burial of a large proportion of the mussels. IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), 2019. Smith & Murray (2005) examined the effects of low-level disturbance and removal on an extensive bed of Mytilus californianus (composed of a single layer of mussels) in southern California. This conclusion was reached due to significant results being displayed for human impact despite the experiment taking place during a time of high natural disturbance from El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Joint Nature Conservation Committee, JNCC Report No. Only 16 % of buried mussels died after 16 days compared to almost 50 % mortality at 32 days. Page, H. & Hubbard, D., 1987. Dolmer, P., Sand Kristensen, P. & Hoffmann, E., 1999. (ed. M. edulis, which attains lengths of up to 11 cm and is usually blue or purple, has been cultivated in Europe since the 13th century. A low level of exploitation may actually increase the growth rate of the mussels by reducing the intraspecific competition for food (Dolmer et al., 1999). 25.]. & Staff F.J., 2002. Removal of most of the mussel biomass will also lead to loss of or reclassification of the biotope. Effects on benthic scavengers of discards and damaged benthos produced by the beam-trawl fishery in the southern North Sea. Whilst this species may be able to cope with sea temperatures reaching 24°C, it is likely that during exposure it will be subjected to temperatures exceeding 30°C, which will lead to some mortality, particularly in the south. resulting from storm runoff, large numbers of mussels may be killed (Keith Hiscock pers comm.). Saier, B., 2002. Newell (1979) recorded salinities as high as 42 psu in intertidal rock pools, suggesting that Mytilus edulis can tolerate hypersaline conditions. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 127, 131-148. Name of habitat Intertidal Mytilus edulis beds on mixed and sandy sediments Definition of habitat Sediment shores characterised by beds of the mussel Mytilus edulis occur principally on mid and lower shore mixed substrata (mainly cobbles and pebbles on muddy sediments) but also on sands and muds. Mytilus edulis occurs in areas of high suspended particulate matter (SPM) and therefore a level of siltation is expected from the settling of SPM. Divers observed that dense beds are likely to be more efficiently dredged due to their byssal attachments detaining the dredge bellow the carpet of the mussels whilst mussels in low-density beds cause the dredge to bounce along the seabed resulting in reduced efficiency (Dolmer et al., 1999). Based on the available evidence it is concluded that all mussel biotopes are sensitive to abrasion and that resistance is ‘Low’ (loss of 25-75% of bed within direct impact footprint), resilience is assessed as 'Medium’, resulting in a sensitivity of ‘Medium’. & Yevich, P., 1976. Factors influencing the recruitment and abundance of Didemnum in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. It should be noted that differences in diversity and other structural characteristics of assemblages between natural and artificial substratum have been observed suggesting that there is not a direct, compensatory effect. coast with the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis), followed by the Spanish atlantic coast and the Mediterranean with the Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis), which is reared right up to the Black Sea. In this assessment, as the ability to migrate inshore will be site-specific, we will assess on a worst-case-scenario basis, assuming that landward migration is not possible. Recreational fishermen will often collect moulting Carcinus maenas or whelks by hand from intertidal mussel beds for bait. The littoral mixed sediment biotope (LS.LBR.LMus.Myt.Mx) is found from wave exposed to very sheltered conditions, the sand and mud biotopes (LS.LBR.LMus.Myt.Sa and LS.LBR.LMus.Myt.Mu) occur in moderate wave exposure to sheltered conditions, while LS.LSa.St.MytFab occurs in sheltered conditions (sheltered to extremely sheltered). Systematically blue mussels consist of a group of (at least) three closely related taxa of mussels, known as the Mytilus edulis complex. Smith & Murray (2005) suggested that an indirect effect of trampling was weakening of byssal threads, which increases mussel susceptibility to wave disturbance (Denny, 1987). Following the heart: temperature and salinity effects on heart rate in native and invasive species of blue mussels (genus Mytilus). Large-scale distribution patterns of the mussel Mytilus edulis in the Wadden Sea of Schleswig-Holstein: Do storms structure the ecosystems? Sensitivity assessment The pressure benchmark refers to the simplified Folk classification developed by Long (2006) and the UK Marine Habitat Classification Littoral and Sublittoral Sediment Matrices (Connor et al., 2004). Slipper limpet. Bokn, T.L., Moy, F.E. & Crumrine, L.L., 1994. However, Dolmer et al. (2002) also noted that cohesive muds were also stabilised by mussel beds. Nutrient enrichment may impact mussel beds by altering the biomass of phytoplankton and macroalgae. BGS detailed explanation of seabed sediment modified Folk classification. Aunaas, T., Denstad, J-P. & Zachariassen, K., 1988. (2002) noted that their results were consistent with field observations, as mussels show preferential settlement and growth in areas of high flow, such as the mouth of estuaries and at the base of power station cooling systems (Jenner et al., 1998). Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 74 (8), 2544-2549. & Evans, J.L., 2008. Shifting sand is known to limit the range of Mytilus edulis through burial and abrasion (Daly & Mathieson, 1977). Larval recruitment of the blue mussel Mytilus edulis: the effect of flow and algae. Oikos, 32, 68-76. However, at high densities (100% cover) the beds remained stable (up to 0.35 m/s), with resuspension being about three times lower than areas with 0% cover, due to the high number of byssal attachments between individuals (Widdows et al., 2002). We document successful settlement of wild mussel larvae ( Mytilus edulis ) in a periodically CO2-enriched habitat. Recruitment of Mytilus edulis is often sporadic, occurring in unpredictable pulses (Seed & Suchanek, 1992), although persistent mussel beds can be maintained by relatively low levels or episodic recruitment (McGrorty et al., 1990). 3. Various fishing methods also result in abrasion of the mussel beds. A decrease in emergence would probably reduce the abundance of mussels at the lower limit due to increased predation but allow the bed to extend further up the shore. For example, an increase in temperature increases the mussels’ susceptibility to pathogens (Vibrio tubiashii) in the presence of relatively low concentrations of copper (Parry & Pipe, 2004). Smaal, A.C., 2002. Mussels in flow: drag and dislodgement by epizoans. Found in areas of moderately strong to strong water movement in relatively shallow areas in both full and variable salinities. Seuront, L., Nicastro, K.R., Zardi, G.I. Mussel beds on hard substrata are unlikely to be affected by dredges and are therefore only vulnerable in the intertidal areas where they may be accessed for hand picking. Coccolithophores and calcite saturation state in the Baltic and Black Seas. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 69(1), 171-178. Dredging will remove the substratum along with the mussels and their associated flora and fauna. The blue mussel bed biotopes assessed are recorded from weak (<0.5 m/s) to strong (up to 3 m/s) tidal streams. Sensitivity assessment. Chesapeake Science, 10 (3), 227-233. The impact of hydraulic dredging for razor clams Ensis spp. Robledo, J.A.F., Santarem, M.M., Gonzalez, P. & Figueras, A., 1995. Therefore, Mytilus edulis is recorded as having a ‘High’ resistance to a decrease in salinity and a ‘High’ resilience (no impact to recover from). (2002) suggest that 100% mussel cover on sandy substrata reduces the risk of dislodgement. (2010) noted that Mytilus edulis could absorb organic waste products from a salmon farm with great efficiency. Mussel dredging is the main form of activity that results in penetration around mussel beds. Please note. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 61, 1193-1201. due to storms) are predicted to increase as sea-level rises, however, there is no consensus on the future storm and, hence, wave climate around UK coasts (Lowe et al., 2018, Palmer et al., 2018). blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) coexist at shallow depths in a variety of patch conWgurations and oVer complex habitats with a high variability of resources. Mytilus edulis is found in a wide range of salinities from variable salinity areas (18-35 ppt) such as estuaries and intertidal areas to areas of more constant salinity (30-35 ppt) in the sublittoral (Connor et al., 2004). In one hour, 50% of the Mytilus edulis from the upper 75% of the shore had died. In a laboratory experiment, Bourget (1983) showed that the median lethal temperature for 24 hours of exposure in Mytilus edulis was -16 °C for large mussels (>3 cm) and -12.5°C for juveniles (<1.5 cm). It should be noted that there are few data available for the muddy (Myt.Mu) and sandy (Myt.Sa) sub-biotopes, therefore there are no characterizing species lists for these two sub-biotopes. Also, Mytilus edulis was recorded to grow in a dwarf form in the Baltic sea where the average salinity was 6.5psu (Riisgård et al., 2013). As the physiology of both the hybrid and pure Mytilus edulis is so similar there is likely to be little impact on the tolerance of the bed to either pressure nor a change in the associated fauna. Hydroécologie Appliquée, 10, I-225. Spawning occurs in spring and later summer allowing two periods of recruitment (Seed, 1969). The distribution of the component taxa has been recently modified as a result of human activity. It was also noted that there was a fast recovery rate. shell growth and 'scope for growth' (SFG), are more sensitive indicators of the effects of contaminants. Sensitivity assessment. Patches of anthozoans and the hydroid Tubularia spp. It could not be concluded from this study whether the mortality was due to high temperatures, desiccation or a combination of the two. Settlement occurs in two phases, an initial attachment using their foot (the pediveliger stage) and then a second attachment by the byssus thread before which they may alter their location to a more favourable one (Bayne, 1964). As such, resistance has been assessed as ‘Medium’, whilst resilience has been assessed as ‘Very low’ due to the long-term nature of ocean warming. Moore & R. Seed), pp. Kombinirano Nomenklaturo Shema klasifikacije blaga, ki se pregleduje letno in se uporablja v EU za namene statistike carinskih dajatev in zunanje trgovine. Van de Werfhorst, L.C. Sensitivity assessment. Sensitivity within the direct spatial footprint of this pressure is, therefore ‘High’. Brosnan & Crumrine (1994) suggested that trampling destabilizes the mussel bed, making it more susceptible to wave action, especially in winter. Magallana gigas can out-compete Mytilus edulis (Padilla, 2010). Riemann B. Mytilus edulis is thought to be particularly susceptible to high temperatures and heatwaves in the summer, due to the low energy reserves of the organism after spawning (Tremblay et al., 1998, Myrand et al., 2000). Nenonen, N.P., Hannoun, C., Horal, P., Hernroth, B. Mytilus edulis and Mytilus galloprovincialis have the ability to hybridize in areas where their distribution overlaps e.g. & Murray, S.N., 1993. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 342 (1), 109-121. Blue mussels with barnacles. After a single day at 30°C, the heat shock proteins were still present over 14 days later, although at a reduced level. & Bergström, T., 2008. In high densities, the mussels bind the substratum and provide a habitat for many infaunal and epifaunal species. For example, the average suspended particulate matter (SPM) concentration at Hastings Shingle Bank was 15 -20 mg/l in June 2005, reaching 50 mg/l in windier (force 4) conditions, although a concentration of 200 mg/l was recorded at this site during gales (Last et al., 2011). Facts. Woodworth, P.L., Shaw, S.M. Rayment W.J., 2007. MCCIP Science Review 2017, 62-72. 25]. Sensitivity to this pressure is therefore not assessed based on lack of evidence. The effect of intertidal habitat on seasonal lipid composition changes in blue mussels, Mytilus edulis L., from the White Sea - Volume 54 Issue 2 - N.N. Filtration, assimilation, respiration and growth of Mytilus edulis L. at low temperatures. Commercial cultivation of Mytilus edulis involves the collection of juvenile mussel ‘seed’ or spat (newly settled juveniles ca 1-2 cm in length) from wild populations, with subsequent transportation around the UK for re-laying in suitable habitats. Fish scavenging behaviour in recently trawled areas. The same report suggested that potting and other demersal static gear would have a lower impact than mobile gear. & Goberville, E., 2019. [on-line] http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/wdb/pub/0169.pdf, 2001-02-15. They suggested that it may take up to seven years for large barren patches to recover. Helgoland Marine Research, 67, 591-8. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists, 27(4), 148-156. Ocean temperature oscillations enable reappearance of blue mussels Mytilus edulis in Svalbard after a 1000 year absence. Sewell et al. This effect could increase predation pressure on surviving damaged and intact Mytilus edulis. It is likely that the high temperatures caused mortality due to the reduced condition of the mussels post-spawning (Myrand et al., 2000). On mudflats and sandflats, this biotope may be found alongside Cerastoderma edule beds (CerPo) and other LMU and LSA biotopes. 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