April 17, 2007
From: Dirk Schories
Can someone help me with the identification of this species. I suppose that the genus is Berthellina but I did not find any information from South Chile regarding this species. Further on I would like to know if someone is interested to identify material of this family, if we find other species (as we already did in Punta Arenas).
Locality: Caleta de Arena, 20 m, Carrretera Austral, X Region, Chile, South East Pacific, 6 February 2007, hard bottom. Photographer: Dirk Schories .
email@example.comSchories, D., 2007 (Apr 17) Berthella platei? from Pacific coast of Chile. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19438
I think this is Berthella platei, which is found from the Falkland Islands around Patagonia to central Chile. There is some confusion with Berthella patagonica which is known from central Venzuela to Patagonia. Michael Schroedl has published extensively on these animals so hopefully he can give us his opinion. I am travelling at the moment and haven't got access to the relevant literature. I will chase it up when I return.