BIOTIC Species Information for Owenia fusiformis
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Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandWidespread around British and Irish coasts.
Global distributionWidely distributed in coastal regions throughout northwest Europe, the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific.
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth range
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional InformationThe cosmopolitan nature of Owenia fusiformis has been questioned by Koh & Bhaud (2001) who suggest a review of the Oweniidae because its taxonomy is now very old and more than one species may be included in Owenia fusiformis records.

Substratum preferencesFine clean sand
Muddy sand
Sandy mud
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
Estuary
Biological zoneMid Eulittoral
Lower Eulittoral
Sublittoral Fringe
Bathybenthic (Bathyal)
Wave exposureInsufficient information
Tidal stream strength/Water flowWeak (<1 kn)
SalinityVariable (18-40 psu)
Full (30-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional InformationNone entered
Distribution References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Hayward et al., 1996, JNCC, 1999, Picton & Costello, 1998, Bruce et al., 1963, Koh & Bhaud, 2001, Hayward & Ryland, 1990,
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