Distribution and Habitat
Essentially sublittoral, but often close to the intertidal zone so that they may be observed by shallow-water divers and anglers. They can also occasionally be found on fish in rockpools. Anilocra sp. have been recorded around the Channel Islands and on the south coast of England from Cornwall to Kent. Though typically found attached towards the head end of certain species of fish, e.g. Corkwing Wrasse (Symphodus melops (Linnaeus, 1758)), manca larvae and small males can be attracted to light traps.
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