BIOTIC Species Information for Leptasterias muelleri
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Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandCommon around most western British and Irish coasts with few recordings on the east and south coasts of England.
Global distributionFound in north-west Europe from the Arctic south to northern France.
Biogeographic rangeBoreal to temperate. Depth range0 - 800 m
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesBedrock
Large to very large boulders
Under boulders
Crevices / fissures
Rockpools
Mixed
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
Strait / sound
Enclosed coast / Embayment
Estuary
Sealoch
Biological zoneLower Eulittoral
Sublittoral Fringe
Upper Infralittoral
Lower Infralittoral
Upper Circalittoral
Lower Circalittoral
Circalittoral Offshore
Bathybenthic (Bathyal)
Wave exposureVery Exposed
Exposed
Moderately Exposed
Tidal stream strength/Water flowStrong (3-6 kn)
Moderately Strong (1-3 kn)
SalinityFull (30-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Clark & Downey, 1992, NBN, 2002, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Mortensen, 1927, Southward & Campbell, 2006,
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