March 8, 2007
From: Erling Svensen
Svensen, E., 2007 (Mar 8) Placida dendritica? from Norway. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19613
Unless I have totally missed the plot, this is the 'real' Placida dendritica. If you have a look at the Fact Sheet, and other messages on the Forum, you will see that there are a number of very similar looking species around the world which have been identified as P. dendritica.
In your photos we can see the white-tipped cerata and the concentrtaions of white spots? glands? in the upper half of the rhinophores. The close-up alongside nicely shows that the rhinophores are not a solid tentacular structure but are enrolled. The green branching in the body is the digestive gland - the green being chloroplasts obtained from its algal food.
Re: What does Placida dendritica eat?
From: Cynthia Trowbridge, November 6, 2002
What does Placida dendritica eat?
From: Yi Zhang, November 4, 2002
Placida dentritica from the Mediterranean
From: Jean-Pierre Bielecki, June 20, 2002
Placida dendritica from Scotland
From: Jim Anderson, June 17, 2002
Placida dendritica from Massachusetts, USA
From: Alan Shepard, April 19, 2002