North-eastern Atlantic at least from southern Spain north to British Isles, Sweden, and the Faeroes.
UPPER: with egg ribbon. Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland. PHOTO: Bernard Picton.
LOWER: Bay of Algeciras (Strait of Gibraltar, Southern Spain) at 21 m. depth, Size: 18 mm. July, 2000 PHOTO: Alma Sánchez.
Animal translucent white with bright yellow papillae around the anterior mantle edge. The papillae near the gills are also yellow, as are the tips of the gills and the rhinophores. There is also a median yellow line from the gills to the tip of the posterior foot. Thompson & Brown (1984) also report that black patches can sometimes be present. They also report that in the British Isles this species feeds on the colonial bryozoans Crisia denticulata, Cellepora pumicosa and Bugula plumosa. It can grow to 45mm in length.
• Thompson, T.E. & Brown, G.H. (1984) Biology of Opisthobranch Molluscs, Vol 2. Ray Society: London.
Rudman, W.B., 2001 (February 4) Polycera faeroensis Lemche, 1929. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/polyfaer
Polycera faeroensis, from Belle-isle, Brittany, France
From: Stephane Ores, July 7, 2006
Polycera faeroensis immortalised on a stamp
From: Arne List, July 28, 2004
Polycera faeroensis from Guernsey - revisited
From: Richard Lord, July 23, 2003
Polycera faeroensis from Guernsey
From: Richard Lord, July 14, 2003
Re: Polycera faeroensis from Brittany, France
From: Marina Poddubetskaia, June 14, 2003
Polycera faeroensis from French Brittany
From: Marina Poddubetskaia, June 6, 2003
Polycera faeroensis from Northern Ireland
From: Bernard Picton , February 8, 2001
Polycera faeroensis from Spain
From: Alma Sánchez, February 5, 2001