July 20, 2001
From: Bernard Picton
Here are some pictures of Flabellina pellucida if you want to make a page for it to complete the species list for North Atlantic Flabellina. It is a Eudendrium feeder and has a much narrower radula with a depressed central cusp compared with our Tubularia feeders which have to handle much larger hydroid polyps.
UPPER: April 1988 - Stromemore, Loch Carron, W. Scotland.
LOWER: Jul 1989 - Caolas Cregan, Loch Creran, W. Scotland.
The southern limit for Flabellina pellucida is West Scotland, but I've also found one specimen in Ireland (in Lough Hyne, almost the warmest place here - I wouldn't believe it until I checked the radula!).
firstname.lastname@example.orgPicton, B.E., 2001 (Jul 20) Flabellina pellucida from Scotland. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/4840
The photos are a welcome addition. I have indeed made a page in preparation for posting the synopses you and Jussi Evertsen have kindly prepared on the Nth Atlantic species of Fabellina, which I will post in the next few days.