A sea slug (Trapania pallida)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandSouth-west England, west coast of Ireland, the Isle of Man, and Loch Sunart and Loch Broom approaches in the west of Scotland.
HabitatFound amongst bryozoans, hydroids and sponges on rocky sublittoral cliffs and outcrops, in depths of 10-20 m.
- Lateral processes directed posteriorly from the bases of the rhinophores and another pair alongside the gills.
- Three tripinnate gills anterior to the anal papilla.
- Conspicuous pair of propodial tentacles.
- White patches on rhinophores, processes, gills and tail.
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Last Updated: 11/10/2002