Thyone roscovita Hérouard, 1889

Thyone roscovita

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: 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). Thyone roscovita Hérouard, 1889. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. Accessed on 2023-12-11

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