Sagartia ornata (Holdsworth, 1855)

Sagartia ornata

Description: This species is usually green or brown and rarely exceeds 15mm across its base. It was considered to be synonymous with Sagartia troglodytes until recently, but is a distinct species according to enzyme electrophoresis results.

Habitat: Shallow water and lower shore, often amongst mussels.

Distribution: Widespread around the British Isles, but records are few due to previous synonymy with Sagartia troglodytes.

Key Identification Features:

Distribution Map: NBN 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). Sagartia ornata (Holdsworth, 1855). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. Accessed on 2024-07-20

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