BIOTIC Species Information for Liocarcinus holsatus
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Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandFound on all British and Irish coasts.
Global distributionFound in north-west Europe from Norway to the Shetlands and south to Spain and the Canary Isles.
Biogeographic rangeTemperate to warm temperate. Depth range6 - 350 m
MigratorySeasonal (environment)   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesBedrock
Large to very large boulders
Gravel / shingle
Mixed
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
Strait / sound
Sealoch
Ria / Voe
Estuary
Enclosed coast / Embayment
Biological zoneLower Eulittoral
Sublittoral Fringe
Upper Infralittoral
Lower Infralittoral
Upper Circalittoral
Lower Circalittoral
Circalittoral Offshore
Bathybenthic (Bathyal)
Wave exposureField unresearched
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, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Ingle, 1980, Venema & Creutzberg, 1973, Julie Bremner, unpub data,
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