November 16, 2005
From: Dave Behrens
Concerning message #15249: Katia sent this me also and I ID'd it as Bajaeolis bertschi (see Camacho-Garcia, Gosliner and Valdes, 2005). Externally B. bertschi is close to Flabellina cynara. I am attaching 2 photos (from Behrens and Hermosillo (in press)), one of each species. Both by Alicia Hermosillo, both Puerto Vallarta.
Upper Photo: Bajaeolis bertschi
Lower Photo: Flabellina cynara
Locality: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Photographer: Alicia Hermosillo
email@example.comBehrens, D., 2005 (Nov 16) Re: Flabellina cynara from Peru. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/15257
Dear Dave (& Ali),
Thanks for the photos. I wondered about B. bertschi but plumped from F. cynara - mainly after looking at Ali's photos on the Forum which have the same white spots [message #6561]. The photo in your message above, of F. cynara shows no white spots but the same shaped animal as Ali's Forum photo. Can you confirm Ali's identification of F. cynara on the Forum? Certainly the long cerata held vertically, fit the image of this species being a swimming aeolid.