|Researched by||Saskiya Richards||Refereed by||Admin|
|Other common names||-||Synonyms||Mercierella enigmaticus|
Found at several locations around the British Isles, including north-east, south-west and north-west England, south-west Wales and off the coasts of County Galway, Ireland.
Ficopomatus enigmaticus is a southern species present in the mediterranean, south Africa, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia from where it may have originated.
Ficopomatus enigmaticus inhabits warm shallow sublittoral waters as well as brackish estuaries, docks and lagoons. This species forms reefs on different types of hard substrate including rocks and solid surfaces such as hulls of ships and pipes.
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Last Updated: 03/07/2008