BIOTIC Species Information for Homarus gammarus
Researched byMorvan Barnes Data supplied byMarLIN
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Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandFound on all British and Irish coasts.
Global distributionFound in western Europe from Norway and the Shetland Isles south to Morocco, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.
Biogeographic rangeTemperate to warm temperate. Depth rangeLWST to 60 m.
MigratorySeasonal (reproduction)   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesBedrock
Crevices / fissures
Large to very large boulders
Physiographic preferencesEnclosed coast / Embayment
Offshore seabed
Strait / sound
Open coast
Biological zoneCircalittoral Offshore
Lower Circalittoral
Upper Circalittoral
Lower Infralittoral
Upper Infralittoral
Wave exposureModerately Exposed
Tidal stream strength/Water flowInsufficient information
SalinityFull (30-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Hayward et al., 1996, Smith et al., 2001, NBN, 2002, JNCC, 1999, Picton & Costello, 1998, Addison & Bannister, 1984, Ingle, 1997, Linnane et al., 2000, Bannister, 1998, Collins et al., 1992,
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