Image Bernard Picton - Eledone cirrhosa Image width ca 50 cm.
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Eledone cirrhosa is not listed under any importance categories.
|Phylum||Mollusca||Snails, slugs, mussels, cockles, clams & squid|
|Class||Cephalopoda||Cuttlefish, nautilus, octopus & squid|
|Recorded Distribution in Britain and Ireland||All British and Irish coasts.|
|Habitat information||Found on rocky coasts, lower shore, sublittoral.|
|Description||A broad mantled octopus up to 50 cm in length, with a smooth or finely tuberculate body. The arms are slender, finely tapered distally and curled when at rest, with a single row of suckers. The colour is predominantly red-brown dorsally and white ventrally but species are able to change colour quickly to match their background.|
|Additional information||Also commonly known as the lesser octopus or horned octopus. Spelling can also be Eledone cirrosa.|
This review can be cited as follows:
Emily Wilson 2008. Eledone cirrhosa. Curled octopus. 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/speciesinformation.php?speciesID=3248>