Ophiodromus flexuosus (Chiaje, 1827)

Ophiodromus flexuosus

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 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). Ophiodromus flexuosus (Chiaje, 1827). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. Accessed on 2015-4-1

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