BIOTIC Species Information for Virgularia mirabilis
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Researched byJacqueline Hill & Emily Wilson Data supplied byMarLIN
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Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandFound of all British and Irish coasts but less frequent in the south.
Global distributionWestern Europe and Mediterranean, occurs throughout the North Atlantic possibly as far as North America.
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth range10-400m
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional InformationNo text entered

Substratum preferencesCoarse clean sand
Fine clean sand
Mud
Muddy sand
Sandy mud
Physiographic preferencesOffshore seabed
Sealoch
Enclosed coast / Embayment
Biological zoneLower Infralittoral
Upper Circalittoral
Lower Circalittoral
Circalittoral Offshore
Wave exposureSheltered
Very Sheltered
Extremely Sheltered
Ultra Sheltered
Tidal stream strength/Water flowWeak (<1 kn)
Very Weak (negligible)
SalinityFull (30-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Hayward et al., 1996, Manuel, 1988,
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