December 23, 2002
From: Gonçalo Calado
Concerning two recently posted messages on the identification of a species of Flabellina, one from Brazil, the other from Príncepe Island (Republic of São Tomé e Príncepe)I would like to share with the Forum some photos of a species, Flabellina arveloi Ortea & Espinosa, 1998 which is very common in Cape Verde Archipelago where I took these photos last October . I really don´t know if it's a valid species since its external appearence is very similar to Flabellina marcusorum, but at least it is from the Atlantic Ocean. You can also find a good photo taken by Peter Wirtz at http://slugsite.us/bow/wirtz00/cvi_4a.jpg
Thanks for sharing these photos. As I said in reply to Lucas' message, I have not seen the description of Flabellina arveloi so I don't know if there are anatomical differences between it and Flabellina marcusorum. As you say, externally they do seem to be very similar.