Yellow skirt slug (Okenia elegans)
|Researched by||Emily Wilson||Refereed by||Admin|
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandScattered localities in SW England, Skomer Isles, the Saltees in Co. Wexford and the Skerries, Portrush, Co. Antrim.
HabitatIt is often found burrowed inside the test of the sea squirt Polycarpa scuba, on which it feeds.
- Mantle much reduced, but with tentacles around whole of margin.
- Mid-dorsal row of processes posterior to rhinophores, terminating with a pair anterior to gills.
- Rhinophores just proximal to lamellae.
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Last Updated: 01/11/2006