BIOTIC Species Information for Trisopterus minutus
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Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandFound off all British and Irish coasts although less common off north-east Britain.
Global distributionFound in western Europe from Sweden and Scotland to south-east Spain and Greece.
Biogeographic rangeTemperate to warm temperate. Depth rangeFrom 15 m to 200 m depth.
MigratorySeasonal (reproduction)   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesBedrock
Sandy mud
Muddy sand
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
Biological zoneUpper 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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