BIOTIC Species Information for Leptopsammia pruvoti
Researched byAngus Jackson Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byPaul Tranter
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandPortland Bill, Lyme Bay, off Plymouth Sound, the Isles of Scilly and Lundy only. Believed to no longer occur in North Devon near Ilfracombe where it was present in 1969 (K. Hiscock, pers. comm.)
Global distributionFound throughout the Mediterranean west of Cyprus and in the Adriatic. Also on the Atlantic coasts of SW England, the Channel Isles, Brittany and Portugal. It has not been recorded despite targeted survey in Madeira, the Azores, or the Canary Isles.
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth range10-40 m
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional InformationThis species is at the northern limit of its range possibly forming a relict from a larger previous distribution. It is now restricted to 'ideal' locations.

Substratum preferencesSmall boulders
Large to very large boulders
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Biological zoneLower Infralittoral
Upper Circalittoral
Lower Circalittoral
Wave exposureExposed
Moderately Exposed
Tidal stream strength/Water flowModerately Strong (1-3 kn)
Weak (<1 kn)
Very Weak (negligible)
SalinityFull (30-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional InformationNone entered
Distribution References Manuel, 1988, Anonymous, 1999(f), Zibrowius, 1980, Lacaze-Duthiers, 1897,
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