Glaucus pimplet (Anthopleura thallia)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandRecorded from the south-west of England, the Hebrides and Skokholm Island.
HabitatOccurs almost exclusively on rocky shores which are exposed to strong wave action, in pools, crevices, or amongst the dense aggregations of mussels often found on such shores. It prefers to bury itself beneath a layer of gravel if any is present.
- Column tall, up to 50 mm.
- Verrucae prominent, in irregular rows and increasing in size towards the parapet, usually with debris stuck to them.
- Small acrorhagi present in fosse.
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Last Updated: 25/06/2003