|TUNICATA : STOLIDOBRANCHIA : Molgulidae||SEA SQUIRTS|
Description: This solitary ascidian lives buried in clean sandy sediment with only the siphons showing. It is spherical in shape and its test is covered with fine sand.
Habitat: Open coast sites with clean sand sediments.
Distribution: Found all round the British Isles.
Similar Species: Compare with Molgula occulta which is similar but lives in muddier sediments.
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). Eugyra arenosa (Alder & Hancock, 1848). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZD2640 Accessed on 2017-07-22
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