Eledone cirrhosa

(Lamarck, 1798)

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.

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

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