Common bobtail (Sepietta oweniana)
|Researched by||Emily Wilson||Refereed by||Admin|
|Authority||(d'Orbigny [in Ferussac & d'Orbigny], 1839-1841)|
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandFound on all British and Irish coasts
Global distributionNortheast Atlantic; Norway (northern limit undetermined) to Morocco and the Mediterranean Sea.
HabitatFound over muddy bottoms
- Mantle blunt and bullet-shaped.
- Fins with a slight lateral angle and pronounced anterior lobes.
- Tentacular clubs with about 32 very minute, subequal suckers in transverse rows.
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Last Updated: 06/11/2006