BIOTIC Species Information for Ctenolabrus rupestris
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Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandFound off all British and Irish coasts although rare in the southern North Sea.
Global distributionFound in western Europe from Denmark and Scotland to southern Spain, Greece and the Black Sea.
Biogeographic rangeTemperate to warm temperate. Depth rangeFrom 1 m to 50 m depth.
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesBedrock
Algae
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
Biological zoneLower Eulittoral
Sublittoral Fringe
Upper Infralittoral
Lower Infralittoral
Upper Circalittoral
Lower Circalittoral
Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow SalinityFull (30-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Muus & Dahlstrom, 1974, FishBase, 2000, NBN, 2002, JNCC, 1999, Picton & Costello, 1998, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Whitehead et al., 1986, Wheeler, 1969,
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