Cerberilla annulata from Zanzibar, east Africa

March 2, 2005
From: Bill Rudman

As promised in an earlier message [#13224] here is a record of Cerberilla annulata from Zanzibar, Tanzania. I found it half dead in a pool in muddy sand at lowtide. In the lower photos the long grey oral tentacles are folded down the side of the foot on each side. The specimen is propped up on a pair of forceps so I could photograph it properly, so don't be ashamed if your photo has a blemish, our aim is to get a record of the shape and colour, a perfect photo is a bonus, but not essential.

Locality:  Mazzizini, Zanzibar, Tanzania, 9 July 1971. 45mm long alive. AM C145653. Photos: Bill Rudman

This is the first record of the species from East Africa.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2005 (Mar 2) Cerberilla annulata from Zanzibar, east Africa. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/13218

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