BIOTIC Species Information for Ampharete falcata
Researched byTracy Heath Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandRecorded from Orkney, North Sea, Southampton Water, Isles of Scilly, Celtic Sea, the Irish Sea and the west coast of Scotland. Also recorded on the north east coast of Ireland.
Global distributionRecorded solely from British and Irish coasts though may be underrecorded elsewhere.
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth range
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional InformationLives mainly in soft sand at depths of between 30-90 m. Can live in fragile tubes of sand or mud attached to solid objects or lying across the sea bed.

Substratum preferencesFine clean sand
Sandy mud
Muddy sand
Physiographic preferencesOffshore seabed
Biological zone Wave exposureUltra Sheltered
Tidal stream strength/Water flow Salinity
Habitat Preferences Additional InformationNone entered
Distribution References Hayward et al., 1996, Rouse & Pleijel, 2001, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Mackie et al., 1995, Foster-Smith, 2000,
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