BIOTIC Species Information for Lithophyllum incrustans
Researched byDr Keith Hiscock Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDr Yvonne Chamberlain
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandPresent all around the British Isles but rarer on the east coast between Yorkshire and east Kent. Encrusting coralline species are difficult to distinguish and few surveys record to species level. Its distribution is probably under recorded.
Global distributionPresent in the Faroes, Norway at least south from Trondheimfjord to Spain and the Mediterranean. May also be present in Morocco and Mauritania. Recorded in South Africa (Chamberlain 1996)
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth rangeMid-littoral to at least 8 m.
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional InformationNo text entered

Substratum preferencesRockpools
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
Strait / sound
Ria / Voe
Biological zoneMid Eulittoral
Lower Eulittoral
Sublittoral Fringe
Upper Infralittoral
Wave exposureExtremely Exposed
Very Exposed
Moderately Exposed
Very Sheltered
Tidal stream strength/Water flowVery Strong (>6 kn)
Strong (3-6 kn)
Moderately Strong (1-3 kn)
Weak (<1 kn)
Very Weak (negligible)
SalinityFull (30-40 psu)
Variable (18-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Irvine & Chamberlain, 1994, Chamberlain, 1996, Hardy & Guiry, 2003,
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