BIOTIC Species Information for Pollachius pollachius
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Researched byMorvan Barnes Data supplied byMarLIN
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Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandFound off all British and Irish coasts.
Global distributionFound in north-west Europe from Norway, Latvia and the Shetlands to northern Spain, in the Mediterranean off the coasts of Italy, and north-west Atlantic off the coasts of Canada.
Biogeographic rangeCold temperate to warm temperate. Depth rangeFrom 10 m to 200 m depth.
MigratorySeasonal (environment)   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesBedrock
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
Enclosed coast / Embayment
Biological zoneSublittoral Fringe
Upper Infralittoral
Lower Infralittoral
Upper Circalittoral
Lower Circalittoral
Circalittoral Offshore
Bathybenthic (Bathyal)
Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow SalinityFull (30-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Whitehead et al., 1986, Wheeler, 1969, Cohen et al., 1990,
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