Calmella cavolini fromTurkey

August 18, 2003
From: Ferda Buyukbaykal

Dear Bill,
Could you identify this photo? Is it Calmella cavolini?.

Date: August 08, 2003
Location: Canakkale, Saroz
Site: Tuneller
Depth: 3-5 mt
Size: 15-20 mm
Photos: Ferda Buyukbaykal

Best regards

Buyukbaykal, F., 2003 (Aug 18) Calmella cavolini fromTurkey. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Ferda,
Two good external features of this species are the way the cerata in each group have a common stalk, and that the purple jawplates can be seen through the body wall. Both these can be seen in your photo. I am not sure if this species has been reported from Turkey before. I can only find references from the western end of the Mediterranean
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2003 (Aug 18). Comment on Calmella cavolini fromTurkey by Ferda Buyukbaykal. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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