Flabellina browni
Picton, 1980

Family: Flabellinidae


Known from Britain, Ireland and parts of France.


UPPER: approx. 25mm long, on rock at 8 metres on the east coast of Scotland. LOWER: Inisbofin, Ireland, approx 3 cm long, depth 12m, May 1999.
PHOTOS: Jim Anderson. See Scottish Nudibranchs website.

May grow to 50mm. There is a white streak down the dorsal midline from the last cerata to the posterior tip of the foot, and both the wrinkled rhinophores and long oral tentacles are streaked with white. The digetsive gland can range in colour from red to dark brown or black. There is a broad white subterminal band on each ceras. Has long been confused with Flabellina gracilis and Flabellina verrucosa. Feeds on the gymnoblastic hydroid Tubularia. See Bernard Picton's website for further information.

• Thompson, T.E. & Brown, G.H. (1984) Biology of Opisthobranch Molluscs, Vol 2. Ray Society: London.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (September 16) Flabellina browni Picton, 1980. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/flabbrow

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