November 30, 2005
From: Jeff Goddard
Here are some images, taken through a dissecting microscope, showing the unusual rhinophores and cerata of Hancockia californica.
Locality: Montana de Oro, California, USA. Length: 7 mm. 26 May 2005. Rocky intertidal. Photographer: Jeff Goddard
firstname.lastname@example.orgGoddard, J.H.R., 2005 (Nov 30) Rhinophores and cerata of Hancockia californica. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/15368
Thanks for these photos. They certainly help to explain its shape. To those of you not familiar with this animal:
Uppermost photo shows two of the cerata on the right side. They look a bit like a many fingered hand with fingers bent as if to catch a ball.
Middle photo: View of one cerata from the middle of the body looking out.
Lower photo: Rhinophore, with small rhinophore club partly hidden in flower-like sheath.
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