June 7, 2003
From: J. Ben Souissi & A. Eters
Concerning your question about the species that you identified as being Ercolania viridis. It was isolated in an aquarium containing only filtered sea water and a clean fragment of Ulva rigida. The eggs were noticed 4 days later so I am certain that they belong to this animal. The size of the egg ribbon is microscopic. The photograph that you have is taken under a magnifying glass with camera connected to the computer.
Jamila Ben Souissi & Anis Eters
firstname.lastname@example.orgBen Souissi, J. & Eters, A., 2003 (Jun 7) Re: Ercolania viridis from Tunisia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/10174
Dear Jamila & Anis,
Thanks for the information on the egg ribbon. As you will see, Kathe Jensen's message confirms that the blackish animal's I have previously had on the Forum as Ercolania funerea are the same species as your animal. As you will see there is a nice photo of the egg ribbon from the Black Sea which is very similar to yours.
Ercolania? from Tunisia
From: J. Ben Souissi and A. Eters, July 28, 2003
Re: Ercolania viridis? from Tunisia
From: Kathe R. Jensen, June 7, 2003
Ercolania viridis? from Tunisia
From: Anis Eters, June 4, 2003
Re: Ercolania funerea from the Black Sea
From: Kathe R. Jensen, November 8, 2002
Ercolania funerea from the Black Sea
From: Alex. Kurakin, November 7, 2002
Re: Opisthobranch from the Black Sea.
From: Kathe R. Jensen, October 30, 2002
Opisthobranch from the Black Sea.
From: Alex Kurakin, October 29, 2002