BIOTIC Species Information for Spio filicornis
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Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandSpio filicornis is found on most British coasts.
Global distributionSpio filicornis is found in the Arctic, Baltic, north-east Atlantic, Mediterranean and north Pacific.
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth range
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional InformationNone entered

Substratum preferencesCoarse clean sand
Fine clean sand
Mud
Muddy sand
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Strait / sound
Enclosed coast / Embayment
Biological zoneLower Eulittoral
Sublittoral Fringe
Upper Infralittoral
Lower Infralittoral
Wave exposureSheltered
Very Sheltered
Extremely Sheltered
Ultra Sheltered
Tidal stream strength/Water flowWeak (<1 kn)
Very Weak (negligible)
SalinityFull (30-40 psu)
Variable (18-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional InformationNone entered
Distribution References Picton & Costello, 1998, JNCC, 1999, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b,
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