BIOTIC Species Information for Ascidiella scabra
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Researched byDr Keith Hiscock Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandPresent all around Britain and Ireland.
Global distributionPresent from the Faeroe Islands and Trondheimfjord in the north, occurring in the Kattegat and extending into the Mediterranean.
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth range+2 - 300 m
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesArtificial (e.g. metal/wood/concrete)
Bedrock
Large to very large boulders
Small boulders
Cobbles
Algae
Under boulders
Biogenic reef
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
Strait / sound
Sealoch
Ria / Voe
Estuary
Enclosed coast / Embayment
Biological zoneSublittoral Fringe
Upper Infralittoral
Lower Infralittoral
Upper Circalittoral
Lower Circalittoral
Wave exposureModerately Exposed
Sheltered
Very Sheltered
Extremely Sheltered
Tidal stream strength/Water flowStrong (3-6 kn)
Moderately Strong (1-3 kn)
Weak (<1 kn)
SalinityFull (30-40 psu)
Variable (18-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Lindsay & Thompson, 1930, Millar, 1970, NBN, 2002,
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