BIOTIC Species Information for Neocrania anomala
Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandFrom the Firth of Clyde up the west coast of Scotland including the Hebrides, Shetland, the south coast of England and the Isle of Man. In Ireland along the south coast, the north-west and the north-east.
Global distributionFrom the Canary Isles, the Britain Isles, the Faeroe Isles, Norway, Iceland and Spitzbergen.
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth range
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional InformationAbsent from the Irish Sea and from the east coast of Britain.

Substratum preferencesOther species (see additional information)
Large to very large boulders
Small boulders
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
Biological zoneLower Infralittoral
Upper Circalittoral
Lower Circalittoral
Wave exposureModerately Exposed
Very Sheltered
Extremely Sheltered
Ultra Sheltered
Tidal stream strength/Water flowModerately Strong (1-3 kn)
Weak (<1 kn)
Very Weak (negligible)
SalinityFull (30-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional InformationCan often be found living on Modiolus sp. or empty scallop shells.
Distribution References Brunton & Curry, 1979, James et al., 1992, Atkins & Rudwick, 1962, Harper, 1991, Rowell, 1960,
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