BIOTIC Species Information for Lithothamnion corallioides
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Researched byAngus Jackson Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDr Christine Maggs
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandPatchily distributed along the exposed western coasts of the southern British Isles. Locations include the west and south-west of Ireland, the south-west corner of Wales and a few sites off the south coast of England.
Global distributionWest and south-west British Isles south to the Canary Isles (unconfirmed records from Mauritania and Cape Verde). Also found in the Mediterranean.
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth range1-30 m
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional InformationOccurs most frequently at depths between 1-10 m. Occasionally found at depths of up to 30 m (for example Outer Galway Bay).

Substratum preferencesPebbles
Gravel / shingle
Maerl
Muddy gravel
Coarse clean sand
Fine clean sand
Sandy mud
Muddy sand
Mud
Mixed
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Strait / sound
Sealoch
Ria / Voe
Estuary
Biological zoneSublittoral Fringe
Upper Infralittoral
Lower Infralittoral
Wave exposureModerately Exposed
Sheltered
Very Sheltered
Tidal stream strength/Water flowStrong (3-6 kn)
Moderately Strong (1-3 kn)
SalinityFull (30-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Donnan & Davies, 1996, Birkett et al., 1998, Grall & Glémarec, 1997, Birkett et al., 1998(a), Hardy & Guiry, 2003, Hardy & Guiry, 2003,
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