BIOTIC Species Information for Lanice conchilega
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Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandLanice conchilega is found around all coasts of Britain and Ireland.
Global distributionLanice conchilega is found from the Arctic to the Mediterranean, in the Arabian Gulf and the Pacific.
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth range
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional InformationHartmann-Shröder (1971; cited in Carey, 1987) reported that Lanice conchilega was found from the low water neap tide mark down to 1700m.

Substratum preferencesCoarse clean sand
Sandy mud
Fine clean sand
Muddy sand
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
Strait / sound
Estuary
Enclosed coast / Embayment
Biological zoneLower Eulittoral
Sublittoral Fringe
Upper Infralittoral
Lower Infralittoral
Upper Circalittoral
Lower Circalittoral
Circalittoral Offshore
Bathybenthic (Bathyal)
Wave exposureModerately Exposed
Sheltered
Very Sheltered
Extremely Sheltered
Tidal stream strength/Water flowStrong (3-6 kn)
Moderately Strong (1-3 kn)
Weak (<1 kn)
Very Weak (negligible)
SalinityFull (30-40 psu)
Variable (18-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Carey, 1987, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Hayward et al., 1996, Fish & Fish, 1996, Beukema, 1990, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Julie Bremner, unpub data,
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