June 4, 2003
From: Anis Eters
I found this sea slug in a coastal lagoon, Lac de Tunis [southern section] in Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa. Depth: 0 to 1m some time between January and March, 2003. size: 3-4mm. Substratum : muddy bottom amongst Ulva rigida
Can you identify it please.
Eters, A., 2003 (Jun 4) Ercolania viridis? from Tunisia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/9853
This is a sacoglossan, but I am not sure how easy it will be to identify without some anatomical information. Did you see the egg ribbon being layed or was it found with the animals? Why I ask is that it is often risky to assume that an egg mass belongs to the closest available animal. Hopefully one of our European colleagues will be able to identify it.
It looks very like an animal identified by Garcia-Gomez (2003) as Ercolania viridis (A. Costa, 1866). Garcia-Gomez considers Ercolania funerea (A. Costa, 1867), which is discussed elsewhere on the Forum, to be a synonym. Hopefully Kathe Jensen who was moving from Thailand, during the last discussion, will be in a better position to help us out this time.
Ercolania? from Tunisia
From: J. Ben Souissi and A. Eters, July 28, 2003
Re: Ercolania viridis? from Tunisia
From: Kathe R. Jensen, June 7, 2003
Re: Ercolania viridis from Tunisia
From: J. Ben Souissi & A. Eters, June 7, 2003
Re: Ercolania funerea from the Black Sea
From: Kathe R. Jensen, November 8, 2002
Ercolania funerea from the Black Sea
From: Alex. Kurakin, November 7, 2002
Re: Opisthobranch from the Black Sea.
From: Kathe R. Jensen, October 30, 2002
Opisthobranch from the Black Sea.
From: Alex Kurakin, October 29, 2002