April 19, 2002
From: Alan Shepard
I was recently photographing the sea slugs found on pier pilings in Woods Hole, Massachusetts right in front of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and I found for the first time Placida dendritica. When I searched for it on the Sea Slug Forum I noticed that you had no photos of it from our area so I'm submitting the one I took.
This one was about 5 millimeters long and was in only 5 meters of water. The most common sea slugs on the pilings were the animal you thought might be Eubranchus exiguus which were laying their eggs on hydroids.
firstname.lastname@example.orgShepard,A., 2002 (Apr 19) Placida dendritica from Massachusetts, USA. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/6747
It's nice to get a photo of an animal from the Atlantic. I am sure Cynthia Trowbridge will be pleased. I've decided I better have a separate 'Atlantic Page' in the hope of more photos from both sides of the Atlantic.
Concerning your 'Eubranchus exiguus'. Some more photos, including some egg shots might be useful in its identification. My suggestion about it being E. exiguus was very tentative.
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From: Erling Svensen, March 8, 2007
Re: What does Placida dendritica eat?
From: Cynthia Trowbridge, November 6, 2002
What does Placida dendritica eat?
From: Yi Zhang, November 4, 2002
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From: Jean-Pierre Bielecki, June 20, 2002
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