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

Substratum preferencesFine clean sand
Sandy mud
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Strait / sound
Estuary
Enclosed coast / Embayment
Sealoch
Biological zoneLower Eulittoral
Sublittoral Fringe
Upper Infralittoral
Lower Infralittoral
Wave exposureSheltered
Very Sheltered
Extremely Sheltered
Ultra Sheltered
Tidal stream strength/Water flowModerately Strong (1-3 kn)
Weak (<1 kn)
SalinityVariable (18-40 psu)
Full (30-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional InformationNone entered
Distribution References Maurer & Lethem, 1980, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Hayward et al., 1996, Bailey-Brook, 1976, Thorson, 1946, Hayward & Ryland, 1990, Gage, 1972, JNCC, 1999, NBN, 2002, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Julie Bremner, unpub data,
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