Flabellina arveloi from Cape Verde Archipelago

December 23, 2002
From: Gonçalo Calado

Dear Bill
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 [2002]. 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


Dear Gonçalo,
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.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2002 (Dec 23). Comment on Flabellina arveloi from Cape Verde Archipelago by Gonçalo Calado. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/8738


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