BIOTIC Species Information for Ampelisca brevicornis
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Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandCommon around all British and Irish coasts.
Global distributionFound round north west Atlantic coasts from west Norway to the western Mediterranean, and in the Canary Isles. Cosmopolitan distribution, found in shallow waters from Atlantic coasts of Africa, Med, Indian and Pacific Oceans (Hastings, 1981).
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth range
Migratory   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesMuddy gravel
Muddy sand
Physiographic preferencesInsufficient information
Biological zoneUpper Infralittoral
Circalittoral Offshore
Sublittoral Fringe
Upper Circalittoral
Lower Circalittoral
Lower Infralittoral
Lower Eulittoral
Wave exposureInsufficient information
Tidal stream strength/Water flowField unresearched
SalinityInsufficient information
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Hayward et al., 1996, Lincoln, 1979, NBN, 2002, Hastings, 1981, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b,
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