Actinauge richardi (Marion, 1882)

Actinauge richardi

Description: Column with large tubercles, tending to form 12 longitudinal rows and ending in a ring of 12 prominent tubercles at the upper edge of the scapus, just below the tentacles. Tentacles variable in colour, white, red or brown, often striped.

Habitat: Found on muddy seabeds below 50m depth. The base can contain a ball of mud, anchoring it to the seabed, but it is also capable of attaching to stones or shells.

Distribution: A deep water north-east Atlantic species recorded from Norway to the Bay of Biscay.

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). Actinauge richardi (Marion, 1882). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. Accessed on 2024-05-30

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