September 3, 2007
From: Elisabetta Guerrini
Thanks a lot for your opinion [message #20535 ]!
I'm sure you're right especially after I've seen the pictures in this message that Diego kindly forwarded me.
Locality: Formiche di Grosseto, 7.2 m, Italy, Tyrrhenian Sea, 19 August 2007. Length: about 4 cm. Photographer: Diego Daroczy
The "curled" cerata and the brown shade gave me the wrong impression that it could be more similar to a Polybranchia than a Cyerce cristallina, but looking carefully to these new images we can see a darker coloration of the two upper branches of the bifid rinophores, recognize a light-red patch at the tip of some ceras, the tiny white dots on the ceratal edge and admire the huge quantity of bright orange spots!
firstname.lastname@example.orgGuerrini, E., 2007 (Sep 3) Cyerce cristallina from Formiche di Grosseto . [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/20622
From my reading of the scientific literature I can't find any mention of the yellow-orange spots which link the animals with red marks and those without red marks. I would be interested in some comments from local experts
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