A sea anemone (Halcampoides abyssorum)
|Researched by||Emily Wilson||Refereed by||Admin|
|Other common names||-||Synonyms||Halcampoides purpurea Studer 1878, Halcampoides purpurea (Studer, 1879), Halcampoides elongatus|
Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandRecorded at sites on the coast of Lundy, south-west Wales, north-west Scotland and west Ireland.
HabitatBurrows in mud, sand or gravel, always offshore, occurring down to at least 1000 m but 10-25 m around Britain and Ireland.
- Column elongated, not divided into distinct regions, its aboral end rounded and provided with cinclides.
- Periderm absent.
- Disc small, with a slight hypostome.
- Length of column when not buried 10 cm, becoming much longer when buried; full expanse of tentacles up to 10 cm.
Additional informationThe taxonomy of the Halcampoides purpurea complex is still confused (Howson & Picton, 1997).
Howson, C.M. & Picton, B.E., 1997. The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Belfast: Ulster Museum. [Ulster Museum publication, no. 276.]
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Moore, J., 2002. An atlas of marine Biodiversity Action Plan species and habitats and Species of Conservation Concern in Wales, 2nd edn. Report to the Countryside Council for Wales, CCW Contract Science Report no. 509.
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Last Updated: 19/10/2006