BIOTIC Species Information for Pleuronectes platessa
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Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandFound off all British and Irish coasts although perhaps under recorded off western Irish coasts.
Global distributionFound in north-west Europe from Latvia to Iceland and south to western France.
Biogeographic rangeCold temperate to temperate. Depth rangeFrom 5 m to 200 m depth.
MigratorySeasonal (reproduction)   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesBedrock
Mixed
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
Estuary
Biological zoneSublittoral Fringe
Upper Infralittoral
Lower Infralittoral
Upper Circalittoral
Lower Circalittoral
Circalittoral Offshore
Bathybenthic (Bathyal)
Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow SalinityVariable (18-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Dipper, 2001, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Whitehead et al., 1986, Wheeler, 1969, Greer Walker et al., 1978,
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