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(Michaud, 1828)

Description (shell);
Shell similar to that of Aporrhais pespelecani , though generally smaller and more delicate; adult shells distinguished by the shape of the palmate outer lip, which projects beyond the shell apically and does not curve upward basally (A. serresianus).

Up to 3.8 x 2.4 cm.


As in Aporrhais pespelecani but has a different colour pattern: on head a median white line on red background; tentacles with a central white line, no red colour.

Sublittoral, on fine mud down to 1000 m.

Distributed from Mediterranean to northern Norway and Iceland (Distr. A. serresianus).

Aporrhais serresianus