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Image Keith Hiscock - Circalittoral rock with Antedon bifida, hydroids and occasional solitary sea squirts. Image width ca 60 cm.
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CR.LCR.BrAs.AntAsH recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
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|Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1)||Reefs
Large shallow inlets and bays
The corkwing wrasse, Symphodus melops, has been observed to feed extensively on the genital pinnules of Antedon bifida (Fish & Fish, 1996) and pieces of Antedon bifida were found in the stomach of Galathea strigosa (Nickell & Sayer, 1998). Antedon bifida may lose up to half their pinnules through predation, largely, if not entirely by the corkwing wrasse (Nichols, 1994).
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This review can be cited as follows:
Hill, J.M. 2001. Antedon spp., solitary ascidians and fine hydroids on sheltered circalittoral rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 27/03/2015]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=313&code=2004>