|General Information||Taxonomy and identification||General biology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Reproduction and longevity||Sensitivity||Importance|
Image Steve Trewhella - Morchellium argus close-up. Image width ca XX m.
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Morchellium argus is not listed under any importance categories.
|Researched by:||Dr Keith Hiscock||Refereed by:||This information is not refereed.|
|Phylum||Chordata||Sea squirts, fish, reptiles, birds and mammals|
|Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland||Recorded from all around the coasts of Britain and Ireland except parts of the eastern coast of England and parts of the eastern and southern coasts of Ireland. Few records from Shetland.|
|Habitat information||Present on the shore mainly on vertical surfaces, under overhangs and in caves. In the sublittoral, often conspicuous amongst foliose algae in the lower infralittoral especially in wave sheltered areas.|
|Description||Clumps of pink or red lobes each about 4 cm long and consisting of many zooids. Distinguished from other polyclinids especially by the sand coating on the column.|
This review can be cited as follows:
Dr Keith Hiscock 2006. Morchellium argus. A colonial sea squirt. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 22/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesfullreview.php?speciesID=3829>