BIOTIC Species Information for Magelona mirabilis
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Researched byWill Rayment Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byMike Kendall
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandExpected to occur all around the coasts of Britain and Ireland where suitable substrata occur. Recorded patchily from all British and Irish coasts.
Global distributionRecorded from North Sea coasts, the Baltic Sea, the Atlantic coast of France and the Mediterranean coast of France.
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth rangeMid shore to 32 m depth
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesFine clean sand
Coarse clean sand
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Strait / sound
Enclosed coast / Embayment
Biological zoneLower Eulittoral
Sublittoral Fringe
Upper Infralittoral
Lower Infralittoral
Upper Circalittoral
Wave exposureVery Exposed
Exposed
Moderately Exposed
Sheltered
Tidal stream strength/Water flowStrong (3-6 kn)
Moderately Strong (1-3 kn)
SalinityVariable (18-40 psu)
Full (30-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional InformationNone entered
Distribution References Hayward et al., 1996, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Fish & Fish, 1996, Fiege et al., 2000, JNCC, 1999, Picton & Costello, 1998, Lackschewitz & Reise, 1998,
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