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Description

This species is usually green or brown and rarely exceeds 15mm across its base. It was considered to be synonymous with Sagartia troglodytes until recently, but is a distinct species according to enzyme electrophoresis results.
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Distribution

Widespread around the British Isles, but records are few due to previous synonymy with Sagartia troglodytes.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 0
 
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Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 1.5
  Temperature range (°C): 11.471 - 11.471
  Nitrate (umol/L): 4.850 - 4.850
  Salinity (PPS): 35.211 - 35.211
  Oxygen (ml/l): 6.200 - 6.200
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.421 - 0.421
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.315 - 2.315

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Depth range (m): 0 - 1.5
 
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Shallow water and lower shore, often amongst mussels.
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