Burrowing Sea Anemone
What is it:
This large tube-dwelling sea anemone lives buried in mud, sand or shelly mud between 10 and 36m depth. There are scattered records from St Kilda, the Inner and Outer Hebrides and the Firth of Lorn with one further record from Shetland. It is considered nationally rare at the UK scale and Scottish populations may be of international importance as the majority of the records are from Scotland. Populations appear to be isolated and fragmented and recruitment is likely to be sporadic.
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