Sea beard (Nemertesia antennina)
|Researched by||Olwen Ager||Refereed by||Admin|
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandNemertesia antennina is widely distributed around the coasts of Britain and Ireland.
Global distributionNemertesia antennina is recorded in the northeast Atlantic, from at least the Faroes, Barents Sea and Iceland south through Mauritania to southern Africa, including the Mediterranean, Azores and Madeira.
HabitatNemertesia antennina is found attached to shells and stones on sandy bottoms from the shallow sublittoral into deeper waters offshore.
- Colonial hydroid.
- Up to 50 thick, stiff, erect, stems up to 25 cm tall.
- Stems grow from fibrous mass of rootlets.
- Stems bear bundle of 6-10 whorled side branches.
- Colony is orange-buff in colour.
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Last Updated: 08/05/2008