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Width to 12 cm. Disc flat, with eight short mouth-arms each with four (or six) side-branches supporting many filaments and clubs. Typically brown (due to commensal microalgae within) with paler spots. Usually inverted on bottom but can swim. Habitat: calm waters, down to 30 m. Distribution: W Indian Ocean, to W Pacific Ocean and Mediterranean <282).


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Source: World Register of Marine Species

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