BIOTIC Species Information for Labrus bergylta
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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 although less common in the southern North Sea
Global distributionFound in north-west Europe from Poland and Scotland to northern Spain. Possibly recorded from Madeira, the Azores, the Canary Islands as well as the Mediterranean and Adriatic.
Biogeographic rangeTemperate. Depth rangeFrom 10 m to 30 m depth.
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesBedrock
Algae
Cobbles
Pebbles
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
Biological zoneSublittoral 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 NBN, 2002, FishBase, 2000, Picton & Costello, 1998, Muus & Dahlstrom, 1974, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Whitehead et al., 1986, Wheeler, 1969,
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