Flabellina affinis from Portugal

March 24, 2006
From: David Abecasis

Dear Bill,

Here is a photo of Flabellina affinis from Portugal

Locality: near Pedra da Greta, Faro, Portugal. Depth: 16 meters. Length: 3 cm. 11 January 2006. Photographer: David Abecasis

David Abecasis

dabecassis@ualg.pt

Abecasis, D., 2006 (Mar 24) Flabellina affinis from Portugal. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/15547

Dear David,
Although I can't see the rhinophores I am pretty sure of your identfication. One intersting feature is the white coiled cylindrical structure on the back. I think this is the eggs of  a crustacean parasite living in the Flabellina.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2006 (Mar 24). Comment on Flabellina affinis from Portugal by David Abecasis. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/15547

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