BIOTIC Species Information for Luidia ciliaris
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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 coasts except the southern North Sea.
Global distributionPredominantly recorded off the British Isles and Ireland, off the Faroe Isles and in the North Sea but may be found in the Mediterranean and as far south as central west Africa.
Biogeographic rangeTemperate. Depth rangeFrom 4 m to 400 m depth.
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesCoarse clean sand
Fine clean sand
Muddy sand
Gravelley sand
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
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 Mortensen, 1927, NBN, 2002, Bruce et al., 1963, Mortensen, 1927, Southward & Campbell, 2006, Picton, 1993, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b,
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