August 11, 2006
From: Greg Brown
Concerning message #17145:
Bill and Willfried,
I suggest you consider Calma glaucoides as the ID for this specimen. It has a variable appearance but the cerata clusters are arranged distinctively and argue against a cuthonid. I attach a photo of a well fed, large UK specimen but Bernard Picton's website shows a less superficially pigmented form.
Locality: Penzance, 15m, Cornwall, Atlantic UK, August 1977, unknown. Length: 23 mm. Photographer: finder unrecorded, photo Greg Brown.
firstname.lastname@example.orgBrown, G.H., 2006 (Aug 11) Re: Unknown white aeolid from French Brittany. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/17391
Thanks for the suggestion. Looking at Gonçalo Calado's photo [message #8267] of a juvenile Calma glaucoides, I can see the same ceratal arrangement and triangular oesophageal-stomach region. I guess I expect C. glaucoides to have the characteristic 'bunches of grapes' white gonad down each side of the dorsal midline, but the gonad is not really visible in juveniles.
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
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