Burrowed mud - Fireworks anemone (Pachycerianthus multiplicatus) (Priority Marine Feature) (SNH WMS)

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The Priority Marine Feature (PMF) list contains 81 habitats and species considered to be of conservation importance in Scotland's seas. It includes many features which are characteristic of the Scottish marine environment, ranging from flame shell beds in coastal waters, to cold-water coral reefs of the deeper seas, and mobile species such as minke whale and basking shark.

This layer shows locations of fireworks anemone (Pachycerianthus multiplicatus). This large burrowing sea anemone lives in a long thick tube buried in mud or muddy sand at depths of 10-130m in very sheltered areas. It is restricted to a number of sea lochs on the west coast of Scotland. It is nationally scarce in the UK, Scottish populations represent 95% of all records and are of international and possibly global importance.

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