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(Lamarck, 1798)

Description:
Body is smooth or finely tuberculate. One cirrus-like papilla above each eye. Total length up to 500 mm, with maximum arm spread of 700 mm. Colour is yellow-brown or bright red. Arms are slender, finely tapered distally and curled when at rest, with a single longitudinal row of suckers.

Habitat:
On rocky coasts, often on the lower shore, and subtidally to 120 m.

Distribution:
Widely distributed in the north-east Atlantic (Distr. E. cirrhosa).

Eledone cirrhosa