Re: Food of Aeolidia papillosa

April 27, 2000
From: Dave Behrens

Bill & Cat,
Concerning Cats' message about what Aeolidia papillosa feeds on in California:
Animals living in California fouling communities are feeding primarily on the anemone Metridium. I have observed dozens on a single dive in the Morro Bay area feeding happily on this species. Never seen a single specimen feeding on a bryozoan however. That would be very unaeolid. Intertidally I have collected Aeolidia under rocks and boulders, not only on Anthopleura, but on Epiactis as well.
Hope this helps.
David W. Behrens

Behrens, D., 2000 (Apr 27) Re: Food of Aeolidia papillosa. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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