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and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

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Novocrania anomala (O. F. Müller, 1776) - A craniid brachiopod (Brachiopoda images)
Craniid brachiopod
Novocrania anomala
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Craniid brachiopod
Novocrania anomala
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Shell size: Approx. 15mm in width.
Depth range: Commonly 15-165 m, but one record of 1484m.
Distribution: The Shetlands, Hebrides, NW and south of Ireland, south coast England, English Channel. Elsewhere, Canary Islands, Faeroes, Norway, Iceland and Spitzbergen.

Ref. and more info. in:
British Brachiopods (Synopses of the British fauna No. 17) by Howard, C.; Brunton, C. and Curry, G.B..

Ref: Brachiopoda of the North Sea.
M.J. de Kluijver, S.S. Ingalsuo & R.H. de Bruyne. Marine Species Identification Portal.

Novocrania anomala (O. F. Müller, 1776) syn. Crania anomala (O. F. Müller, 1776).
Ref. WoRMS.

Photographs of species above are by Jo Ann Sanner, and are part of the Department of Paleobiology Collections at the Smithsonium National Museum of Natural History. Images are Creative Commons CC0 “No Rights Reserved” and are used here to display brachiopods that may be found off the coast of Great Britain and Ireland, and to increase the number of species displays of the phylum on APHOTOMARINE for educational purposes. In time it is hoped more UK material will be obtained and photographed.

Type Citations: Logan. 1979. Bulletin De Linstitut Oceanographique, Monaco. 72 (n.1434): 27, pl.1,f.4.
Logan, A. & Noble, J. P. 1983. Recent Brachiopods from Malta. The Central Mediterranean Naturalist. 1: 33-42.
Collection Country: Malta
Sea/Gulf: Mediterranean Sea

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The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.