BIOTIC Species Information for Tellina fabula
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Researched byWill Rayment Data supplied byMarLIN
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Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandOccurs on all British and Irish coasts.
Global distributionOccurs from Norway and the Baltic Sea, south to the Iberian Peninsula, the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and Atlantic coast of Morocco.
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth rangelower shore to 55 m
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesFine clean sand
Muddy sand
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
Enclosed coast / Embayment
Biological zoneMid Eulittoral
Lower Eulittoral
Sublittoral Fringe
Upper Infralittoral
Lower Infralittoral
Upper Circalittoral
Lower Circalittoral
Wave exposureVery Exposed
Exposed
Moderately Exposed
Sheltered
Tidal stream strength/Water flowStrong (3-6 kn)
Moderately Strong (1-3 kn)
Weak (<1 kn)
SalinityVariable (18-40 psu)
Full (30-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Fish & Fish, 1996, Tebble, 1976, Hayward et al., 1996, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Warwick et al., 1978, Salzwedel, 1979, JNCC, 1999, Seaward, 1990, Picton & Costello, 1998, Ansell et al., 1980,
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