March 12, 2002
From: Juan Lucas Cervera
Concerning Baki Yoke's animal from Turkey, I've only seen Thordisa filix once. It was a single specimen from Portugal (Atlantic). The colour pattern was different, with rhinophores and tubercules darker, with 3 big dark spots on the back. I dissected this specimen to confirm the correct identification (a very and unique characteristic very coiled prostate). I attach a photo of this specimen. The gills are retracted in this photo.
email@example.comCervera,J.L., 2002 (Mar 12) Re: Thordisa filix? from Turkey. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/5509
Thordisa villosa in the Indo-West Pacific is quite variable in colour so it could be the same with T. filix. Baki's photo shows some small brown spots in the dorsal midline which may represent the large ones in your photo.