Real Berghia verrucicornis from Senegal

June 21, 2003
From: Marina Poddubetskaia

Dear Bill,
Here is Berghia verrucicornis from near Dakar. I didn't recognise this species because the photos on the Forum are rather different. Lucas Cervera identified it for me. And I agree this animal fits Trinchese's plate very well.

Date: June 04, 2003
Location: Senegal, Eastern Atlantic
Site: Roches de Bargny
Depth: 11m
Size: 15mm
Photos: Marina Poddubetskaia - Nembro website

Best wishes,

Thanks Marina,
This certainly looks like the animal in Trinchese's plate. It makes me wonder whether the animal in your earlier earlier message is the same species, but without more information on its rhinophore morphology etc we will never know.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2003 (Jun 21). Comment on Real Berghia verrucicornis from Senegal by Marina Poddubetskaia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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