|ECHINODERMATA : DENDROCHIROTIDA : Phyllophoridae||STARFISH, SEA URCHINS, ETC.|
Description: This species has finely-branched tentacles with white main axes and black side branches. The body is brown with longitudinal dark streaks and is covered with long, hairy tube-feet. There are no spicules except in the tube-feet and tentacles. Up to 15cm in length.
Habitat: Usually lives amongst boulders in sheltered habitats, buried in mud or sand between the boulders. May also occur in mud, amongst horse mussels and with Thyone fusus.
Distribution: Found on all western coasts of the British Isles.
Similar Species: Several Thyone species are very similar and some names could turn out to be synonyms.
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.
iNaturalist: Species account : iNaturalist World Species Observations database
|Picton, B.E. & Morrow, C.C. (2016). Thyone roscovita Hérouard, 1889. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZB4980 Accessed on 2021-04-17
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