The tall sea pen - Funiculina quadrangularis - General information
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| Researched by:
||Olwen Ager and Catherine Wilding
|| Refereed by:
||This information is not refereed.
||Sea anemones, corals, sea firs & jellyfish
| Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland
||West and north coasts of Ireland and Scotland.
| Habitat information
||Found in muddy substrata on sheltered coasts, especially in sea lochs. Sublittoral to deep offshore water.
||A tall, narrow sea pen, which can exceed 2 metres in height. It has a calcareous white axis, square in section. The polyps are irregularly arranged along the axis or tend to form oblique rows. They are white or pale pink in colour.
This review can be cited as follows:
Olwen Ager and Catherine Wilding 2009.
The tall sea pen.
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=3353>