August 1, 2005
From: Alan Shepard
Here is a photo of a color variation of Cuthona pustulata from Eastport, Maine. All previous specimens I had encountered had the dull grey colored cerata [see message #13845 ]. This one had the yellow cores like those found on the European side of the Atlantic.
This specimen was approximately 12mm long. It was found at a depth of 15 meters and the water temperature was 7c.
Locality: Woody Beach, Eastport, Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine, USA, Atlantic coast. Depth: 15 meters. Length: 12 mm. 12 July 2005. Rocky bottom, high current. Photographer: Alan Shepard
firstname.lastname@example.orgShepard, A.D., 2005 (Aug 1) Cuthona pustulata - color variation from Eastport, Maine. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/14267
This is a great find. It certainly looks very like the typical colour form from the other side of the Atlantic.