BIOTIC Species Information for Nemertesia ramosa
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Researched byAngus Jackson Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDr Rob Hughes
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandWidely distributed round all British and Irish coasts.
Global distributionIn the North Atlantic; from Iceland down to north-west Africa. In the Mediterranean; the Straight of Gibraltar, some parts of the Spanish coast, Israel and Italy. In the Indian Ocean; coasts of South Africa and Mozambique.
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth range10-500 m
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesBedrock
Large to very large boulders
Small boulders
Cobbles
Pebbles
Gravel / shingle
Maerl
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
Sealoch
Ria / Voe
Estuary
Enclosed coast / Embayment
Biological zoneLower Infralittoral
Upper Circalittoral
Lower Circalittoral
Wave exposureSheltered
Very Sheltered
Extremely Sheltered
Ultra Sheltered
Tidal stream strength/Water flowModerately Strong (1-3 kn)
Weak (<1 kn)
Very Weak (negligible)
SalinityInsufficient information
Habitat Preferences Additional InformationThis species is not tolerant of wave action. Where exposed to swell it is not usually found at less than 30 m depth. It may be found at shallower depths in sheltered locations.
Distribution References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Hughes, 1977, Jones, 1951, Ansín Agís et al., 2001,
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