Cuthona puellula
(Baba, 1955)

Family: Tergipedidae




Hachijo Island, Japan, April-May 2002, approx. 10m. Approx 10mm long. Photo: Shouichi Kato.

Baba's description was based on a single specimen, 10mm long. The cerata are arranged in oblique rows and the anterior foot corners are rounded. The body is a translucent yellowish straw colour. The digestive gland in the cerata are blackish and there can be white markings or spots on the ceratal wall. The most distinctive feature of the species seems to be a single orange spot on the outside of each ceras, about a third the way down from the tip. The tip is yellowish. In the painting accompanying Baba's description there is a V-shaped mark on the dorsal surface between the cerata. The upper half of V is black while the lower (closed) half is orange.

• Baba, K. (1955) Opisthobranchia of Sagami Bay, Supplement. Iwanami Shoten: Tokyo. 59pp., 20 Plates

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2002 (July 11) Cuthona puellula (Baba, 1955). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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