Northern sea fan - Swiftia pallida - General information
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| Researched by:
||Catherine Wilding and Emily Wilson
|| Refereed by:
||Sea anemones, corals, sea firs & jellyfish
| Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland
||West coast of Scotland and the southwest Irish coast.
| Habitat information
||Found on rocks and boulders from depths of 15-60 m, most frequently below 20 m. Also recorded on coarse pebbles lying in coarse shell sand with silt. May occur at depths of 2380 m (see additional information).
||A small sea fan which forms slender colonies with little branching. Up to 20 cm tall but usually 7-10 cm. Branches are irregularly orientated. Colour white or greyish, sometimes with a pinkish tinge.
This review can be cited as follows:
Catherine Wilding and Emily Wilson 2009.
Northern sea fan.
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=4407>