BIOTIC Species Information for Amphiura filiformis
Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandMost British and Irish coasts although records have not been found for the south east of England.
Global distributionWestern Norway to the Mediterranean.
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth range5 - 1200 m
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional InformationPossible density dependent migration where migration occurs on or in the sediment. Burrowing through the sediment takes longer but the risk of predation is decreased.

Substratum preferencesMuddy sand
Sandy mud
Physiographic preferencesOffshore seabed
Enclosed coast / Embayment
Biological zoneSublittoral Fringe
Upper Infralittoral
Lower Infralittoral
Upper Circalittoral
Lower Circalittoral
Wave exposureSheltered
Very Sheltered
Extremely Sheltered
Tidal stream strength/Water flowModerately Strong (1-3 kn)
Weak (<1 kn)
Very Weak (negligible)
SalinityFull (30-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Hayward et al., 1996, Hayward & Ryland, 1990, Julie Bremner, unpub data, Gerdes, 1977, Mortensen, 1927,
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