A sea slug (Polycera faeroensis)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandThis species is commonly found on the west and south west coasts of Scotland, Wales, England and Ireland. It has also been recorded on the north east coast of Scotland and Ireland.
HabitatPolycera faeroensis can commonly be found feeding on erect bryozoans Crisia and Bugula sp. in shallow water on steep rock faces.
- Up to 5 cm in length.
- White translucent body.
- At least 8 yellow tipped frontal processes on the oral veil.
Additional informationThis species lays a white coiled ribbon spawn. It may be confused with Polycera quadrilineata, which has slightly darker yellow pigments and usually fewer frontal processes. Both Polycera faeroensis and Polycera quadrilineata can be found feeding on Membranipora membranacea (sea-mat) in the same location.
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Last Updated: 24/04/2008