BIOTIC Species Information for Nemertesia antennina
Researched byOlwen Ager Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandNemertesia antennina is widely distributed around the coasts of Britain and Ireland.
Global distributionNemertesia antennina is recorded in the northeast Atlantic, from at least the Faroes, Barents Sea and Iceland south through Mauritania to southern Africa, including the Mediterranean, Azores and Madeira.
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth range10 m to almost 10,000 m (Cornelius, 1995b).
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesCoarse clean sand
Fine clean sand
Physiographic preferences
Biological zone Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow Salinity
Habitat Preferences Additional InformationFound on hard substratum in sandy areas and preferentially settles on exiting hydrorhizal masses (Hughes, 1977).
Distribution References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Hayward et al., 1996, Cornelius, 1995b, Picton & Costello, 1998, NBN, 2002,
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