Lobiger serradifalci from the Mediterranean

November 9, 2001
From: Bill Rudman

As background for the on-going discussion on Lobiger viridis here is some information on the Mediterranean species Lobiger serradifalci (Calcara, 1840).

PHOTO: An illustration by Vayssiere of Lobiger serradifalci (Calcara, 1840) from Pilsbry, 1896: Pl. 10.

Thompson (1988) gives a full description of this species. The parapodial flaps do not have secondary branches or crenulations along the edge of the flaps. There is a notch at tip of radular teeth, and Thompson describes "thorn-like lateral denticles" on the smaller teeth.. These are lost in the larger, more recent teeth.

• Thompson, T.E. (1988) Eastern Mediterranean opisthobranchia: Oxynoidae, Polybranchiidae, Stiligeridae (Sacoglossa). J. Moll. Stud., 54: 157-172.

Rudman, W.B., 2001 (Nov 9) Lobiger serradifalci from the Mediterranean. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/5654

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