September 16, 1999
From: Gonçalo Calado
I'm a Portuguese PhD student working with one single species at the moment:
Calma glaucoides (Alder & Hancock, 1854) (UPPER PHOTO) is an atypical aeolid nudibranch inhabiting European (Atlantic and Mediterranean) Western and Southern coasts. Adults feed on fish eggs and are found near their spawns underside boulders or in small crevices where male fish nests. This aeolid has a very atypical uniseriate radula (LOWER PHOTO), with a serrated bar. Little is known about its formation or function, but it is believed that such a peculiar morphology is related to adult's feeding habits.
If anyone has preserved specimens they could send me, or could preserve specimens for me, I would be very grateful. I am particularly interested in material from outside the Atlantic coasts of Spain and Portugal.
For those living outside its distribution range, I suggest to look carefully on fish spawns (gobids, blennids, etc). It might be you find something interesting...
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firstname.lastname@example.orgCalado, G., 1999 (Sep 16) Calma glaucoides. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1341
Thanks for sharing some of the information you presented at Menfi. The radula is indeed unusual. Hopefully someone will be able to help you with material from elsewhere in Europe.
Re: Unknown white aeolid from French Brittany
From: Greg Brown, August 11, 2006
Unknown white aeolid from French Brittany
From: Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat, July 29, 2006
Calma glaucoides and C. gobioophaga
From: Gonçalo Calado, October 27, 2002
Calma glaucoides from French Mediterranean
From: Patrick Heurtaux, August 1, 2002
Re: Calma glaucoides
From: Gonçalo Calado, August 1, 2002