Atlantic coast of Europe, including the British Isles, and from Norway to the Mediterranean. Gosliner (1987) reports it from South Africa where it is common in the kelp beds of the Cape Province.
Burghsluis, Oosterchelde, south west Netherlands, June 1999. (see message, and more photos, below). PHOTO: Peter H. van Bragt.
Easily recognised by its colour and cerata-like papillae around the mantle edge. Grows to about 20mm. In Europe its usual food is the encrusting bryozoan Electra pilosa.
• Muller, O.F. (1776) Zoologiae Danicae. Prodromus seu animalium Daniae et Norvegiae ingenarum characteres, nomina, et synonyma imprimis popularium, p. I-XXXII, 1-242.
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (July 23) Limacia clavigera (Muller, 1776). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/limaclav
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