BIOTIC Species Information for Crossaster papposus
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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 all British and Irish coasts.
Global distributionFound in north-west Europe from Denmark and the Shetland Isles to northern France and in the north-west Atlantic and north-east Pacific off the coasts of Canada.
Biogeographic rangeCold temperate to temperate. Depth range0 - 50 m
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesPebbles
Gravel / shingle
Coarse clean sand
Fine clean sand
Mixed
Gravelley sand
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
Strait / sound
Estuary
Enclosed coast / Embayment
Biological zoneUpper Infralittoral
Lower Infralittoral
Upper Circalittoral
Lower Circalittoral
Circalittoral Offshore
Wave exposureField unresearched
Tidal stream strength/Water flowField unresearched
SalinityFull (30-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Campbell, 1994, NBN, 2002, JNCC, 1999, Picton & Costello, 1998, Lambert, 1981, Southward & Campbell, 2006, Picton, 1993, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Julie Bremner, unpub data, Mortensen, 1927,
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