|ANNELIDA : PHYLLODOCIDA : Hesionidae||ANNELID WORMS|
Description: Ophiodromus flexuosus is a free-living polychaete worm which can swim vigorously if disturbed. It is dark brown in colour with blue-green stripes across the back.
Habitat: This species is normally found amongst Virgularia mirabilis and Amphiura filiformis in fine muddy sand at depths from 5m to at least 30m.
Distribution: Widespread all round the British Isles.
Key Identification Features:
Distribution Map from NBN: Interactive map : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.
WoRMS: Species record : World Register of Marine Species.
|Picton, B.E. & Morrow, C.C. (2016). Ophiodromus flexuosus (Chiaje, 1827). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=P5680 Accessed on 2018-09-21
|Copyright © National Museums of Northern Ireland, 2002-2015|