Tentacled lagoon worm - Alkmaria romijni - General information
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| Researched by:
|| Refereed by:
||Dr P. M. Gilliland
||Segmented worms e.g. ragworms, tubeworms & fanworms
||Bristleworms, e.g. ragworms, scaleworms, paddleworms, fanworms and tubeworms
| Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland
||Southern shores of the North Sea as far north as the Humber, along the English Channel and round into Pembrokeshire.
| Habitat information
||Lagoons and sheltered estuarine sites, where it inhabits a mud tube in muddy sediments.
||A small worm, up to 5 mm long, with eight tentacles that are thread-like and slimy. It has six gills that are banded by rings of greenish-grey pigment.
This review can be cited as follows:
Nicola White 2002.
Tentacled lagoon worm.
Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line].
Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.
Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesfullreview.php?speciesID=2453>