I need to know if any of the following species are rare, nationally threatened, in need of protection, or are currently protected. All of them exist on the seabed in the Western Isles at a depth of approximately 15m, and are about to have a fish farm built on top of them. I want to protect them, but can only do this if I can find out that they afford a level of protection.
The species are:
annelid bristle worm: Euclymene oestedi
amphipod: Ampelisca tenuicornis
tower shell: Turritella communis
echinoderm brittle star: Amphiura filifromis
burrowing anenome: Cerianthus lloydii
Any help or information would be greatly appreciated - sorry I don't have any photos.