BIOTIC Species Information for Porania pulvillus
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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 distributionFound in north-west Europe from the northern North Sea to the Bay of Biscay.
Biogeographic rangeTemperate. Depth rangeFrom 10 m to 300 m, seldom down to 1000 m depth.
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesMuddy gravel
Sandy mud
Mud
Gravelly mud
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
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 Southward & Campbell, 2006, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b,
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