Aeolidia papillosa

Aeolidia papillosa has been studied quite extensively on both sides of the North Atlantic. Here are a selection of papers on various aspects of its biology. Please let me know if I have missed any important studies.
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    • Berlo,R (1984.) Spermatogenesis in Aeolidia papillosa (Nudibranchia). Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Electron Microscopy Society of America, 742-743.
    • Edmunds,M (1983) Advantages of food specificity in Aeolidia papillosa. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 49(1): 80-81.
    • Eyster,LS (1983): Ultrastructure of early embryonic shell formation in the opisthobranch gastropod Aeolidia papillosa. Biological Bulletin, 165(October): 394-408.
    •Hall,SJ, & Todd,CD (1986) Growth and reproduction in the aeolid nudibranch Aeolidia papillosa (L.). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 52: 193-205.
    • Hall,SJ., Todd,CD. & Gordon,AD (1984) Prey-species selection by the anemone predator Aeolidia papillosa the influence of ingestive conditioning and previous dietary history, and a test for switching behaviour. Journal of Experimental Biology and Ecology 82: 11-33.
    • Harris, L.G. (1976) Comparative ecological stuides of the nudirbranch Aeolidia papillosa and its anemone prey Metridium senile along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 42: 301.
    • Harris,LG. & Howe,NR. (1979) An analysis of the defensive mechanisms observed in the anemone Anthopleura elegantissima in response to its nudibranch predator Aeolidia papillosa. Biological Bulletin, 157(1, August): 138-152.
    • Longley,AJ. & Longley,RD (1984) Mating in the gastropod mollusk Aeolidia papillosa: behaviour and anatomy. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 62: 8-14.
    • McFarland,FK. & Muller-Parker, G. (1993) Photosynthesis and retention of zooxanthellae and zoochlorellae within the aeolid nudibranch Aeolidia papillosa. Biological Bulletin, 184: 223-229.
    • Ortea, JA. (1980) Sobre la biologia de Aeolidia papillosa (L.) (Mollusca, Nudibranchia) en Asturias. Bol. Cien. Nat. I.D.E.A. 25: 73-76.
    • Tardy, J. (1976)\: Contribution a la connaissance de la biologie des nudibranches: developpement et metamorphose; vie predatrice: II. Les premiers stades benthiques d'Aeolidia papillosa (Linne) (mollusque nudibranche). Haliotis 6: 255-259.
    • Waters, V.I. (1973) Food preference of the nudibranch Aeolidia papillosa, and the effect of the defenses of the prey on predation. The Veliger, 15: 174-192.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (September 3) Aeolidia papillosa . [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from