BIOTIC Species Information for Buccinum undatum
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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 most British and Irish coasts except the Isles of Scilly.
Global distributionFound in north-west Europe from Poland, Norway and Iceland to the Azores and in the American north Atlantic off the coasts of Canada.
Biogeographic rangeCold temperate to temperate. Depth range0 - 1200 m
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesAlgae
Bedrock
Large to very large boulders
Small boulders
Muddy gravel
Coarse clean sand
Fine clean sand
Muddy sand
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)
Variable (18-40 psu)
Reduced (18-30 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward et al., 1996, Fish & Fish, 1996, Picton & Costello, 1998, Mackie et al., 1995, Bruce et al., 1963, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Seaward, 1982, Christensen, 1980, Valentinsson et al., 1999, Hancock, 1963, Darkin, 1912, Hayward & Ryland, 1990, Julie Bremner, unpub data,
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