Berthella ocellata
(delle Chiaje, 1828)

Family: Pleurobranchidae


Widespread in Mediterranean - Italy, France, Spain, Cyprus.


Upper: Cap d'Antibes, 17m., France. 17 July 2003. Photo: Jean-Pierre Bielecki. Lower: Italy, summer 1999, depth 15m. Photo: Wolfgang Seifarth.


Described as having whitish spots surrounded by white oval rings. Reported to feed on the sponges Plakina trilopha and Plakinastrella copiosa.


  • Cattaneo-Vietta, R. (1986) On Pleurobranchomorpha from Italian seas (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia). The Veliger, 28(3): 302-309.
Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (September 23) Berthella ocellata (delle Chiaje, 1828). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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