BIOTIC Species Information for Amphiura chiajei
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Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandRecorded off the west, north and east coasts of the British Isles, mostly below 10 m in depth. There is some doubt over records from the south coast.
Global distributionDistributed from western Norway (Trondhjemfjord), southwards along European coasts to the Mediterranean, the west coast of North Africa, and the Azores.
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth range9 - 1000 m
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesMud
Muddy sand
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
Sealoch
Enclosed coast / Embayment
Biological zoneUpper Circalittoral
Lower Circalittoral
Circalittoral Offshore
Bathybenthic (Bathyal)
Wave exposureSheltered
Very Sheltered
Extremely Sheltered
Tidal stream strength/Water flowWeak (<1 kn)
Very Weak (negligible)
SalinityFull (30-40 psu)
Variable (18-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Mortensen, 1927, Picton, 1993, Crothers, 1966, Bruce et al., 1963, Foster-Smith, 2000, Mortensen, 1927,
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