A sea slug (Atagema gibba)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandThe Lizard peninsula, Cornwall and the east coast of St. Mary's in the Scilly Isles.
HabitatFound on steep rock faces in 8-15 m depth.
- Aspect of body flattened but there is a conspicuous elevated zig-zag dorsal pallial ridge from between the rhinophores to the gills.
- Mantle rim usually loosely crenulated.
- Trumpet shaped rhinophores and a 5-lipped gill pocket.
- Distinctive reticulate pattern of tubercles.
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Conchological Society of Great Britain & Ireland, 2018. Mollusc (marine) records for Great Britain and Ireland. Occurrence dataset: https://doi.org/10.15468/aurwcz accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-09-25.
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Last Updated: 10/08/2004