Three lined ribon worm

Cestoplana rubrocincta (Grube, 1840)

This species is found locally in particular around Tomahawk Point and Tomahawk Island although it is more in the subtidal zone rather than the intertidal areas and rock pools

How to identify Cestoplana rubrocincta?

The elongated, ribbon-like orangish body is highlighted by three thin reddish longitudinal stripes as you look across the body

What habitats does Cestoplana rubrocincta live in?

It lives at shallow depths (0 - 5 meters) under stones and in rock cracks and on certain shrubby bryozoans

What is the distribution of Cestoplana rubrocincta?

Widespread across the world including in the Mediterranean and Eastern Atlantic oceans

How big does Cestoplana rubrocincta grow?

Can grow to around 20 to 70 mm long and 5 to 7 mm wide

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