January 9, 2002
From: Jean-Pierre Bielecki
Here is a photo we suspect to be a juvenile Berthella plumula. Could you confirm ?
Date : 8 July 2000, Dive place : Cerbère, South of France, [Mediterranean coast] Depth : 6m, Size : 5mm.
firstname.lastname@example.orgBielecki, J-P., 2002 (Jan 9) Colpodaspis pusilla from the Mediterranean. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/5911
This is an interesting little animal - Colpodaspis pusilla. In shape and colour it does have similarities to Berthella but it has a large, if fragile, internal shell and a very prominent right-posterior siphon. The white specks on the mantle and foot are skin glands.
I am not sure if it is has been recorded further south than the British Isles so your record from the Mediterranean may be an interesting new find.