|General Information||Taxonomy and identification||General biology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Reproduction and longevity||Sensitivity||Importance|
Image Keith Hiscock - Neocrania anomala Image width ca 12 cm.
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Neocrania anomala is not listed under any importance categories.
|Researched by:||Angus Jackson||Refereed by:||This information is not refereed.|
|Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland||From the Firth of Clyde up the west coast of Scotland including the Hebrides, Shetland, the south coast of England and the Isle of Man. In Ireland along the south coast, the north-west and the north-east.|
|Habitat information||Typically inhabits rocky current-swept bottoms in moderately shallow water. The species is not very tolerant of wave exposure and so is found in deep water or in sheltered fjordic sea lochs.|
|Description||Brachiopods are bivalved animals unrelated to molluscs. Neocrania anomala looks rather like a limpet with a low conical shell or valve attached to a hard surface. The shell is oval in vertical view and up to 15 mm long. The other valve is cemented to the surface beneath the animal. The shell surface is smooth and has fine concentric lines. Shell colour is pale grey, yellow or white and is overlaid with a thin brown periostracum.|
This review can be cited as follows:
Angus Jackson 2000. Neocrania anomala. A brachiopod. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 19/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesfullreview.php?speciesID=3879>