BIOTIC Species Information for Nephtys cirrosa
Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandFound throughout the British Isles, where it nears the northern limit of its distribution. Four species of Nephtys (%Nephtys caeca%, Nephtys cirrosa, %Nephtys hombergii% and %Nephtys longosetosa%) occur intertidally in the Brit
Global distributionNephtys cirrosa reaches its northern limit in Scotland, and German Bight of the North Sea. The species is found in the Mediterranean.
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth range
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional InformationNone entered

Substratum preferencesCoarse clean sand
Sandy mud
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Enclosed coast / Embayment
Biological zoneMid Eulittoral
Lower Eulittoral
Sublittoral Fringe
Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow Salinity
Habitat Preferences Additional InformationNone entered
Distribution References Brafield, 1978, JNCC, 1999, Picton & Costello, 1998, Bruce et al., 1963, Olive & Morgan, 1991, Clark & Haderlie, 1960, Eleftheriou & McIntyre, 1976, Wolff, 1971, Hayward & Ryland, 1990, Julie Bremner, unpub data,
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