A sea slug (Ancula gibbosa)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandFound all around the British Isles.
HabitatAncula gibbosa may be found under rocks in shallow water and offshore to around 110 m. Known to eat the colonial ascidians Diplosoma listerianum, Botryllus schlosseri and Botrylloides leachi, Ancula gibbosa may also feed on the erect bryozoans with which it is commonly found.
- Translucent cream or white
- 2 longer processes projecting forward from the base of each rhinophore Several processes at the sides of the gill cluster
- Orange pigment found in tips of the rhinophores and on tip of tail
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Last Updated: 06/08/2008