A sea slug (Hero formosa)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandMost recent records are from the Isle of Man, the west coast of Scotland, near Oban and the Rockall Trough.
HabitatFound on wrecks and muddy sand habitats with scattered shell and rocks. Has a considerable depth range.
- Branching ceratal processes along sides of body and across front.
- White centre line down middle of back.
- Large propodial tentacles at the front of the foot.
- Smooth rhinophores with white tips lie behind the most anterior pair of cerata.
- Anal papilla is lateral, on right side.
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Last Updated: 31/10/2005