Species of the Month June 2007
Common name: Celtic Sea Slug
Latin name: Onchidella celtica
A type of sea snail (Mollusca)
- Up to 13 mm long and 6 mm wide.
- Dark green-black in colour
- Body (mantle) covered with large, coarse, evenly spaced tubercles (rounded swelling).
- Head and grey foot obscured by mantle when stationary.
- Single pair of short tentacles.
Where to look:
Usually found hiding in crevices or empty barnacle shells.
Effects of wamer seas:
May become more widespread.