White cluster anemone (Parazoanthus anguicomus)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandWestern Ireland, western and northern Scotland.
HabitatFound encrusting sponges, worm tubes, corals and stones. Generally occurs in deep water down to at least 400 m but also found in shallow coastal waters.
- Colonies encrusting, growth form varying considerably according to the substratum.
- Basal coenenchyme may form broad, irregular expansions or narrow stolons which branch and anastomose.
- Polyps usually set close together, up to 25mm tall and 8mm diameter.
- Tentacles 34-44, typically 40-42.
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Last Updated: 17/04/2008