BIOTIC Species Information for Polinices spp.
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Researched byMorvan Barnes Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byThis information is not refereed
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandFound on all British and Irish coasts.
Global distributionFound throughout the world's oceans including north-west Europe much of Asia, north-east Australia, southern Africa, Brazil and the American north Atlantic.
Biogeographic rangeTemperate to warm temperate, occasionally tropical. Depth rangeFrom 10 m to 200 m depth.
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesGravel / shingle
Coarse clean sand
Fine clean sand
Muddy sand
Muddy sandy gravel
Gravelley sand
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
Biological zoneSublittoral Fringe
Upper Infralittoral
Lower Infralittoral
Upper Circalittoral
Lower Circalittoral
Circalittoral Offshore
Wave exposureField unresearched
Tidal stream strength/Water flowField unresearched
SalinityFull (30-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Christensen, 1980, Seaward, 1982, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b,
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