Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

A tiny sea slug with an internal shell. The shell is covered by the mantle and there are two prominent head tentacles. The tentacles, tail and mantle are coloured with powdery white pigment.
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Distribution

Rarely found except by divers, originally described from Norway. Recent finds of living animals from western coasts of Britain and Ireland and from the western Mediterranean.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 5 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 5.5 - 23.2

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 5.5 - 23.2
 
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Rocky reefs in strong or moderate tidal streams.
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General Ecology

Ecology

The food of Colpodaspis species is reported as unknown in the literature. Recent observations in Northern Ireland suggest that it feeds on an apparently undescribed sea squirt, known to marine ecologists as the pinhead squirt, Clavelina sp.. .
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