June 30, 2001
From: Bernard Picton
UPPER: on bryozoan colony Scrupocellaria. Sep 1985 - Boreray, St. Kilda, NW Scotland
LOWER: Egg ribbon. Aug 1980 - Lough Hyne (Ine), Co. Cork, SW Ireland. PHOTOS: Bernard Picton.
This St Kilda animal is more brightly coloured than usual, with a tinge of orange on the cerata. St. Kilda is offshore, with very clear water and many of the animals there seem to be extra brightly pigmented. I suspect that the bryozoan food may not be Bugula as stated in Thompson and Brown but Scrupocellaria as in the
upper (in situ) photograph.
email@example.comPicton, B.E. , 2001 (Jun 30) Janolus hyalinus - natural history. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/4686