Actinauge richardi (Marion, 1882)

Actinauge richardi

Description: Column with large tubercles, tending to form 12 longitudinal rows and ending in a ring of 12 prominent tubercles at the upper edge of the scapus, just below the tentacles. Tentacles variable in colour, white, red or brown, often striped.

Habitat: Found on muddy seabeds below 50m depth. The base can contain a ball of mud, anchoring it to the seabed, but it is also capable of attaching to stones or shells.

Distribution: A deep water north-east Atlantic species recorded from Norway to the Bay of Biscay.

Distribution Map from BioMar data for Ireland - Google Earth map:  download this placemark (not got Google Earth installed?)

Distribution Map from NBN: Grid map (fast) : Interactive map (slow, requires login to view records) : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.

 Picton, B.E. & Morrow, C.C. (2015). Actinauge richardi (Marion, 1882). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. Accessed on 2015-3-29

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