Aeolid from Florida

January 28, 2005
From: Kelly Kingon

Here are pictures of two nudibranchs caught in different locations on different days. They looked different to me but maybe they are actually the same species. Any help with their identification would be great. Thanks!

Locality: St. Vincent Sound, Indian Pass, Florida, USA. Gulf of Mexico
Depth: 3 meters. Length: 10-15 mm. 11 January 2005
Bay Pass, muddy lots of algae covered in bryozoans
Photographer: Kelly Kingon

Kelly Kingon

Kingon, K., 2005 (Jan 28) Aeolid from Florida. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Kelly,
It's definitely an aeolid, although the green colouration makes you think of a sacoglossan. Unfortunately I don't know the species, but with luck someone will recognise it for us
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2005 (Jan 28). Comment on Aeolid from Florida by Kelly Kingon. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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