BIOTIC Species Information for Chaetopterus variopedatus
Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandWidely distributed around British coasts, but not recorded on the east coast of England south of the Tees estuary.
Global distributionCosmopolitan.
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth range
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional InformationNon entered

Substratum preferencesCrevices / fissures
Muddy gravel
Under boulders
Gravel / shingle
Muddy sand
Coarse clean sand
Fine clean sand
Physiographic preferencesEnclosed coast / Embayment
Open coast
Strait / sound
Biological zoneLower Infralittoral
Lower Circalittoral
Upper Circalittoral
Wave exposureExposed
Moderately Exposed
Very Exposed
Very Sheltered
Tidal stream strength/Water flowVery Weak (negligible)
Weak (<1 kn)
Moderately Strong (1-3 kn)
Strong (3-6 kn)
SalinityFull (30-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional InformationNone entered
Distribution References Fish & Fish, 1996, Hayward et al., 1996, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Bruce et al., 1963, Foster-Smith, 2000, JNCC, 1999, Picton & Costello, 1998, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Julie Bremner, unpub data,
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