BIOTIC Species Information for Callionymus lyra
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Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandFound off all British and Irish coasts although less common in the North Sea.
Global distributionFound in the eastern Atlantic from southern Iceland and Norway south to Mauritania, including the Mediterranean basin.
Biogeographic rangeTemperate to Arid. Depth rangeFrom 5 m to 200 m depth.
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesSandy mud
Muddy sand
Bedrock
Gravel / shingle
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
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 Gibson et al., 2001, JNCC, 1999, NBN, 2002, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Whitehead et al., 1986, Wheeler, 1969, Van der Veer et al., 1990,
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