Re: Onchidella celtica from Channel Ids

February 18, 2002
From: Yves Muller

Dear Bill,
The litle arthropoda on the second picture from Nick Jouault are Collembola as Peter Wirtz wrote In Britain we can found Anurida maritima (Guerin)(fig 9.4.H p 472 in Hayward & Ryland 1995 Handbook of the Marine Fauna of North-West Europe). In Barrett & Yonge 1958 (Collins Pocket Guide to the Sea Shore) p121 we can read: " Body soft-blue, perhaps 1/8 in. long; usually on surface film of rock pools especially where these are small and very sheltered. Upper half of shore, often in groups together; also moving on rocks and weeds. Widely distributed. Common --> Lipura maritima (= Anurida maritima").

But we are very far from sea-slugs.
Best regards
Yves Müller
41, rue André Chênier

Müller, Y., 2002 (Feb 18) Re: Onchidella celtica from Channel Ids. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Yves,
Thanks for this. As you say we are indeed a long way from sea slugs.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

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