Aeolid from the Mediterranean

October 24, 2002
From: Erwin Koehler

Dear Bill,
Here is another mystery from the Mediterranean, looks like an aeolid without cerata. It is from Blanes, Spain, depth 16m, size 1-1,5cm, July 15, 2000. The photo was made by Josep Mª Dacosta, []


Koehler, E., 2002 (Oct 24) Aeolid from the Mediterranean. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Erwin,
I think this is an aeolid which has had a brush with death, and is in the process of regrowing its cerata. This hasn't left much with which to identify the species, apart from the red patch on the side of the head. One possibility is Calmella cavolini but I think we need advice from a local expert
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2002 (Oct 24). Comment on Aeolid from the Mediterranean by Erwin Koehler. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


Calmella cavolini

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