BIOTIC Species Information for Pagurus bernhardus
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Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandFound on all British and Irish coasts.
Global distributionFound throughout north-west Europe from the coasts of Sweden to northern Scotland, western Ireland and as far south as Portugal, and also in the north-western Atlantic off the coasts of Canada.
Biogeographic rangeTemperate. Depth rangeFrom MTL to 140 m, seldom down to 500 m
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesBedrock
Large to very large boulders
Rockpools
Under boulders
Coarse clean sand
Fine clean sand
Gravelley sand
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
Strait / sound
Sealoch
Estuary
Enclosed coast / Embayment
Biological zoneMid Eulittoral
Lower Eulittoral
Sublittoral Fringe
Upper Infralittoral
Lower Infralittoral
Upper Circalittoral
Lower Circalittoral
Circalittoral Offshore
Wave exposureExposed
Moderately Exposed
Sheltered
Very Sheltered
Tidal stream strength/Water flowField unresearched
SalinityFull (30-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward et al., 1996, NBN, 2002, JNCC, 1999, Picton & Costello, 1998, Bookhout, 1964, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Crothers & Hayeard, 2004, Ingle, 1993,
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