Re: The identity of Berghia verrucicornis

March 5, 2001
From: Juan Lucas Cervera

Dear Bill,

Following on the message asking about its identity, I for many years, have not been convinced that the American animals identified as Berghia verrucicornis belong to the Mediterranean Berghia verrucicornis (this species was described from Mediterranan specimens), even if the internal anatomy is basically the same. However, I have no scientific arguments to support this feeling. It would be probably be necessary to have more detailed larval or biochemical studies of animals from both sides of the Atlantic.


Cervera, J.L., 2001 (Mar 5) Re: The identity of Berghia verrucicornis. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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