October 9, 2003
From: Adam Petrusek
When posting my earlier message I completely forgot about this beauty! Found near the island of Brac (Croatia). Size about 1 cm.
Photo: Jan Prochazka.
We have no clear idea about what it is. I would guess something related to Cyerce crystallina ...
Thanks for an ID!
Petrusek, A., 2003 (Oct 9) Cyerce graeca from Croatia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/11144
This is a wonderful find. I am sure this is Cyerce graeca, which as far as I know, has not been seen since it was originally described from Greece by Tom Thompson in 1988. I can't see the dorsal surface, which Thompson said was dark brown, but from the dark colouration on the side of the body below the cerata, it looks like this animal is similarly coloured. If you have any other photos which show part of the dorsal surface they would be a useful record. Also if you have fuller locality details, and a date, they would also be appreciated.