Re: 'Berghia verrucicornis' - Captive Life Span

March 29, 2006
From: Lisa Brown

Concerning message #16062:

Thanks for your posted response to my question Bill. Here are some photos of our aquarium bred Aeolidiella stephanieae.  [Photo and copyright(C)Lisa Brown 2006].

Thanks again,
Lisa Brown

Brown, L., 2006 (Mar 29) Re: 'Berghia verrucicornis' - Captive Life Span. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Lisa,
Thanks for these photos. It has been very hard to get photos of aquarium bred animals. I particularly like the  one with the animals all massed around the luckless anemone. From the variation in colour it would seem colour depends a lot on the feeding cycle and the colour of the anemone being eaten. One thing not mentioned in the original description is the long thin extension to the posterior end of the foot. Very few species have such a noticeable extension and those that due are often living on large brown algae. I assume it is quite sticky so enabling the animal to stay in place even when currents are washing through algae. It would be interesting to know more about this species in its original habitat
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2006 (Mar 29). Comment on Re: 'Berghia verrucicornis' - Captive Life Span by Lisa Brown. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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