Polycera faeroensis immortalised on a stamp

July 28, 2004
From: Arne List

Int the German Wikipedia, I gave Polycera faeroensis the 'common name' "färöische Hörnchenschnecke", because another source calls Polycera quadrilineata "gestreifte Hörnchenschnecke". Faeroensis = from the Faeroes.

The Faroese post published a stamp of it in 2002. This is a real beauty, isn't it? :-)

In the Faroese language it has the name Bertákna. The exact meaning of this word I don't know, but I find in my dictionary the Faroese word tákn, what means in this case: tentacle.


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List, A., 2004 (Jul 28) Polycera faeroensis immortalised on a stamp. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/12661

Thanks Arne,
I am not a great supporter of common names but certainly like to see nudibranchs and the relatives on stamps. I support anything that helps to make us more aware of the wonders of nature.
Best wishes
Bill Rudman

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