A sea slug (Aeolidiella sanguinea)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandA nationally rare species, recorded from Lough Hyne, Galway Bay and Donegal Bay in Ireland and from the Calf of Man, Isle of Man.
HabitatTypically a sublittoral species but occasionally found on the lower shore in muddy inlets but also on exposed rocky coasts.
- Superficial pigment on ceratal surfaces and around edge of foot.
- The hear bears sensory tentacles (rhinophores) and oral tentacles with outer portion pigmented.
- Rhinophores, cerata and oral tentacles bear white tips.
Additional informationThis species feeds on Sagartiid anemones, especially Cylista elegans (Picton & Morrow, 1994).
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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.
Manx Biological Recording Partnership, 2018. Isle of Man historical wildlife records 1990 to 1994. Occurrence dataset:https://doi.org/10.15468/aru16v accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-10-01.
NBN (National Biodiversity Network) Atlas. Available from: https://www.nbnatlas.org.
OBIS (Ocean Biodiversity Information System), 2023. Global map of species distribution using gridded data. Available from: Ocean Biogeographic Information System. www.iobis.org. Accessed: 2023-10-04
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Last Updated: 14/08/2006