Sea snail (Liparis liparis liparis)
|Researched by||Ana Ruiz||Refereed by||Admin|
|Other common names||-||Synonyms||Liparis liparis|
Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandFound all round Britain and Ireland. However, they are more commonly seen off the west coasts of Scotland and Wales.
HabitatThe sea snali is usually found in shallow water, but can extend down to 150 m. It is sometimes found in muddy and sandy areas but lives mainly amongst rocks.
- Sucker on underside.
- Tadpole shape.
- One long dorsal fin.
- Dorsal and anal fin joined to tail fin.
- Soft loose skin.
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Howson, C.M. & Picton, B.E., 1997. The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Belfast: Ulster Museum. [Ulster Museum publication, no. 276.]
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Last Updated: 29/04/2008