BIOTIC Species Information for Maja squinado
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Researched byEmily Wilson Data supplied byMarLIN
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Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandWest and south-west coasts of Britain. It is at its northern limit in the UK.
Global distributionNE Atlantic from Ireland to Guinea (W Africa) and Med to 150 m (Ingle, 1997).
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth rangeDown to ca 75 m.
MigratoryInsufficient information   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesBedrock
Coarse clean sand
Fine clean sand
Physiographic preferencesInsufficient information
Biological zoneInsufficient information
Wave exposureInsufficient information
Tidal stream strength/Water flowInsufficient information
SalinityInsufficient information
Habitat Preferences Additional InformationFound on rocky sandy bottoms. Usually inhabits weed covered substrata or sandy / shingly substrata where weeds occur (Ingle, 1997).
Distribution References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Hayward et al., 1996, NBN, 2002, JNCC, 1999, Picton & Costello, 1998, Hardy & Guiry, 2003, Morton, 1994, Ingle, 1997,
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