A nudibranch (Hancockia uncinata)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandA scarcely recorded species known to be present in Devon, Galway, Donegal and west Scotland.
Global distributionMost records are from the Bay of Biscay, but also recorded from the Mediterranean Sea, France, Spain and Italy.
HabitatHancockia uncinata feeds on the tiny hydroid Clytia hemisphaerica (= Clytia johnstoni) which grows over other hydroids or on algae.
- Small, hand like cereta
- Swollen tipped rhinophores with sheaths and longitudinal lamellae
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Last Updated: 24/07/2008