Worm anemone (Scolanthus callimorphus)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandWeymouth Bay and western Ireland.
HabitatBurrows in sand or gravel, often in the vicinity of Zostera beds, from around low water mark on the shore to shallow water.
- Elongated column.
- Scapus small, surface and periderm permanently creased or wrinkled, even in extension.
- Tentacles 16, arranged in two cycles, 5 + 11, those of the inner cycle being distinctly shorter.
- Scapulus rich purplish-brown, variably patterned with opaque white or cream, periderm earthy or rusty brown.
Additional informationPreviously been confused with Edwardsia claparedii but the characters of both species have recently been redefined (Manuel, 1981).
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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.]
Manuel, R.L., 1988. British Anthozoa. Synopses of the British Fauna (New Series) (ed. D.M. Kermack & R.S.K. Barnes). The Linnean Society of London [Synopses of the British Fauna No. 18.]. DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/iroh.19810660505
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Last Updated: 27/05/2005