August 23, 2006
From: Jeanne Zaouali
Is it possible to identify this animal from the photograph?
Locality: Hergla (north of Sousse) Tunisian sahel, 9 meters, Tunisia, Mediterranean sea, 17 August 2006, Posidonia beds. Length: 12 mm. Photographer: Jeanne Zaouali.
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firstname.lastname@example.orgZaouali, J., 2006 (Aug 23) Petalifera petalifera from Tunisia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/17534
This is a Sea Hare, and from its shape, size and colour and am pretty sure it is Petalifera petalifera. Like many of these small sea hares, they are probably much more common that collecting records suggest. I think they are often overlooked because of their cryptic colouration and flattened body.