Berghia verrucicornis
(A. Costa, 1864)

Family: Aeolidiidae


The Atlantic Ocean from the Mediterranean Sea and west Africa to the east coast of the Americas from North Carolina in the USA to southern Brazil.


Velilla Beach, Almuñecar (Granada), Spain., October,1997.  2 cm long.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Luis Sánchez Tocino, Granada, Spain.


Spurilla australis

Note added 20 August 2005:  The animal used for Aiptasia control under the name Berghia verrucicornis is not that species. It has recently been named Aeolidella stephanieae. See also separate page for messages and discussion on 'Berghia verrucicornis' in aquaria [buying, selling, where to obtain, Aiptasia control etc].

• Costa, A. (1867 for 1864). Sui molluschi eolididei del Golfo di Napoli. Ann. Mus. Zool. Napoli, 4(2): 26-37, pls. 1, 2

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1998 (July 2) Berghia verrucicornis (A. Costa, 1864). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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