BIOTIC Species Information for Alcyonidium diaphanum
Researched byOlwen Ager Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandFound around all British and Ireland coasts.
Global distributionCommon off all north European coasts.
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth rangeExtreme low water to 100m
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional InformationDense populations can be found in the Thames Estuary, along coasts of Netherlands and belgium, Bay of Seine and the northern Bristol Channel (Porter et al., 2001).

Substratum preferencesBedrock
Large to very large boulders
Small boulders
Physiographic preferences
Biological zone Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow Salinity
Habitat Preferences Additional InformationNone entered
Distribution References NBN, 2002, Hayward, 1985, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Hayward et al., 1996, Picton & Costello, 1998, Porter et al., 2002, Pathmanaban et al., 2005, Porter et al., 2001,
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