BIOTIC Species Information for Neptunea antiqua
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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 south and off western Ireland.
Global distributionFound in north-west Europe from Poland, Norway and the Shetlands (and possibly further north) to Spain and the Azores.
Biogeographic rangeTemperate. Depth range15 - 1200 m
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesCoarse clean sand
Fine clean sand
Sandy mud
Muddy sand
Mud
Gravelley sand
Gravelly mud
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
Strait / sound
Sealoch
Ria / Voe
Estuary
Biological zoneUpper 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, Bruce et al., 1963, Howson & Picton, 1997, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Seaward, 1982, Christensen, 1980, Pearce & Thorson, 1967, Hayward & Ryland, 1990, Julie Bremner, unpub data,
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