A fanworm (Acromegalomma vesiculosum)
|Researched by||Ana Ruiz||Refereed by||Admin|
|Other common names||-||Synonyms||Branchiomma vesiculosum (Montagu, 1815)|
Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandRecorded from several locations off the west coasts of Scotland, south-west England, Wales and Ireland.
HabitatFound in mud with stones and sand; lower shore and sublittoral in sheltered bays; sometimes amongst seagrasses.
- Tubeworm up to 12 cm in length,
- Short abdominal tori.
- Abdomen is longer than thorax.
- Short transverse rows of abdominal chaetae.
- Distinct collar is fused to mid-dorsal groove.
- Up to 30 spines either side; each with a compound, bulbous, blackish-brown eye.
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Hayward, P., Nelson-Smith, T. & Shields, C. 1996. Collins pocket guide. Sea shore of Britain and northern Europe. London: HarperCollins.
Hayward, P.J. & Ryland, J.S. (ed.) 1995b. Handbook of the marine fauna of North-West Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Howson, C.M. & Picton, B.E., 1997. The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Belfast: Ulster Museum. [Ulster Museum publication, no. 276.]
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Last Updated: 04/09/2007