Facelina annulicornis
(Chamisso & Eysenhardt, 1821)

Order: NUDIBRANCHIA
Suborder: AEOLIDINA
Family: Glaucidae

DISTRIBUTION

Known from western mediterranean, Atlantic coast of France, southern British Isles.

PHOTO

Cerbere, France, Mediterranean coast, July 11, 2003, Depth: 9m, Size: 15mm. Photo: Marina Poddubetskaia

Grows to about 40mm long. Body has a pinkish tinge, usually more intense on the head. White spots are sprinkled over body and cerata. Rhinophores with 18 or more obliquely sloping lamellae. It has often been identified as F. punctata (Alder & Hancock,, 1845), but that is considered as synonym by Thompson & Brown, 1984.

Reference:
• Thompson, T.E. & Brown, G.H. (1984) Biology of Opisthobranch Molluscs, Vol 2. Ray Society: London.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (July 18) Facelina annulicornis (Chamisso & Eysenhardt, 1821). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/faceannu

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