BIOTIC Species Information for Thorogobius ephippiatus
Researched byMorvan Barnes Data supplied byMarLIN
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Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandFound off most British and Irish coasts although less common off eastern British coasts.
Global distributionFound in north-west Europe around the British Isles and Ireland and in the Meditteranean east of Greece.
Biogeographic rangeTemperate. Depth rangeFrom 5 m to 30 m depth.
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesCrevices / fissures
Large to very large boulders
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Enclosed coast / Embayment
Biological zoneLower Eulittoral
Sublittoral Fringe
Upper Infralittoral
Lower Infralittoral
Upper Circalittoral
Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow SalinityFull (30-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward et al., 1996, Dipper, 2001, Wheeler, 1969, FishBase, 2000, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Whitehead et al., 1986, Wheeler, 1969, Miller et al., 2006, Dunne, 1976, Wilkins & Myers, 2005,
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