Information on Cerata

March 4, 2000
From: Lydia Childress

I am a senior at Indiana Wesleyan University and am doing a 45 min. presentation on the cerata of the eolids pertaining to their ability to breathe through them and defence mechanisms that occur because of them. I would very much appreciate any specific info on these things, especially the the breathing related to the specific physiology that takes place. Any physiological material in this area would be helpful. I have found this site to be the most helpful of anything I have found so far, but still need more. Thank you very much!
Lydia Childress

Childress, L., 2000 (Mar 4) Information on Cerata. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Lydia,
The way to find information on the Forum is to use the buttons on the navigation bar at the top of each page. If you go to the General Topics Index you will find things of general interest including a page on cerata and a number of pages on defence.

Be sure to look at the messages at the bottom of each page because they contain much more information.

You can also use the SEARCH button.

Hope this helps you find what you are after,
Good Luck with your project,
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 2000 (Mar 4). Comment on Information on Cerata by Lydia Childress. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from