|CNIDARIA : ACTINIARIA : Sagartiidae||SEA ANEMONES AND HYDROIDS|
Description: This species is usually green or brown and rarely exceeds 15mm across its base. It was considered to be synonymous with Sagartia troglodytes until recently, but is a distinct species according to enzyme electrophoresis results.
Habitat: Shallow water and lower shore, often amongst mussels.
Distribution: Widespread around the British Isles, but records are few due to previous synonymy with Sagartia troglodytes.
Key Identification Features:
Distribution Map from NBN: Grid map (fast) : Interactive map (slower, requires login to view records) : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.
|Picton, B.E. & Morrow, C.C. (2016). Sagartia ornata (Holdsworth, 1855). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=D12315 Accessed on 2017-01-22
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