Rhopalomenia aglaopheniae (Kowalevsky & Marion, 1887)

Rhopalomenia aglaopheniae

Description: This is a worm-like mollusc in the class Solenogastres. It is normally coiled around the main stem of the hydroid Lytocarpia myriophyllum.

Habitat: Exclusively found on the hydroid Lytocarpia myriophyllum which itself is confined to deeper water, below 25 m in sheltered but tide swept sites.

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). Rhopalomenia aglaopheniae (Kowalevsky & Marion, 1887). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. Accessed on 2024-06-21

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