BIOTIC Species Information for Colus gracilis
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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 throughout much of the British Isles and Ireland , less so in the southern North Sea and the English Channel.
Global distributionFound in north-west Europe from Norway to the Shetlands (and possibly further north) and south to Spain and the Azores.
Biogeographic rangeTemperate. Depth range30 - 80 m
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesCoarse clean sand
Fine clean sand
Sandy mud
Muddy sand
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
Biological zoneLower Infralittoral
Upper Circalittoral
Lower Circalittoral
Circalittoral Offshore
Wave exposureNot relevant
Tidal stream strength/Water flowField unresearched
SalinityFull (30-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Seaward, 1982, Christensen, 1980, Hayward & Ryland, 1990,
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