April 14, 2010
From: Dominique Horst
I think this is Facelina auriculata. This is the first time I have seen it in the Mediterranean sea.
It seems frequent in Banyuls, but I've never seen it before anywhere else.
Locality: Banyuls, 9 m, France, Mediterranean sea, 26 March 2010. Length: 18 mm. Photographer: Dominique Horst.
Horst, D., 2010 (Apr 14) Facelina auriculata from the French Mediterranean. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/23424
This is an appropriate message to post at the same time as Miquel Pontes' message on colour in this species [see #23479] As I suggest in his message, the granular nature of the blue patch, which we can see in your close-up, suggests that the colour may be structural rather than a pigment.
I can also see a small Cuthona caerulea in the top photo.
Re: Facelina auriculata from the French Mediterranean
From: Jean Michel Crouzet , May 6, 2010
Re:F. coronata or F. auriculata? from Spain
From: Miquel Pontes, April 14, 2010
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From: Sylvain Le Bris, August 21, 2008
Facelina auriculata from Plymouth, UK
From: Judith Oakley, August 14, 2006
Facelina auriculata from Cork, Ireland
From: Jamie Malone , June 15, 2006
Facelina auriculata, in Brittany
From: Stephane Ores, June 13, 2006
Facelina auriculata from Ireland
From: Jamie Malone ., May 2, 2006
Re: Flabellina pedata? from UK
From: Bernard Picton, September 30, 2005
Flabellina pedata? from UK
From: Judith Oakley, August 12, 2005
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From: Jack Sewell, May 7, 2005
Facelina auriculata from Brittany
From: Marina Poddubetskaia, September 7, 2002
Facelina auriculata from Scotland
From: Jim Anderson, August 31, 2001
Re: Facelina auriculata in Scotland
From: Bernard Picton , August 31, 2001
Aeolid from Scotland
From: Erwin Koehler, August 30, 2001
Facelina coronata or F. auriculata?
From: Bernard Picton , July 22, 2001
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From: Peter H. van Bragt, August 13, 1999
Re: Mystery from Holland
From: Peter H. van Bragt, June 10, 1999
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From: Daniel L. Geiger, June 5, 1999