Flabellina affinis with copepods

August 24, 2006
From: Dominique Horst

Concerning message #17130:

Dear Bill,

That's incredible, I was far from imagining this. And now it seems that for these copepods it's time for laying. Here is another slug, Flabellina affinis, with eggs coming out on the back...
I have had a look to all my photos taken in the previous months, but none are showing this. It's may be the season now...

Locality: Cap d'Antibes, 18m, France, Mediterranean sea, 19 August 2006, vertical rock. Length: 20mm. Photographer: Dominique Horst.

Thanks again for your continuous help on this great forum.
Dominique

dominique.horst@wanadoo.fr

Horst, D., 2006 (Aug 24) Flabellina affinis with copepods. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/17532

Dear Dominique,
By chance, I am pretty sure one of the Cratena peregrina in your other message [#17516 ] has a copepod as well. The Mediterranean seems to be a good place for this copepod - nudibranch association ... although I doubt that the nudibranchs would consider it 'good'.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2006 (Aug 24). Comment on Flabellina affinis with copepods by Dominique Horst. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/17532

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