November 10, 2008
From: Tunca Rodoplu
We have spotted the attached animals while diving in Neandros Island in Marmara Sea very close to Istanbul. We really couldn't identify the animals but they look like Facelina dubia. Is our identification correct.
Locality: Neandros Island - Marmara Sea, 25 m, Turkey. 1 cm long. Photographer: Göker Göksel.
firstname.lastname@example.orgRodoplu, T., 2008 (Nov 10) Facelina dubia from Turkey. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/22029
Note added 18 Nov 2008: This is almost certainly Cuthona amoena - see message #22045.
These animals certainly fit Facelina dubia, with smooth rhinophores and white speckled markings. The dark green crescent shaped mark on the right side of the body - in the upper two photos, is the intestine full of faecal material. I am not sure if the animal in the lower photo is the same as n the upper photos, but you can see there that the intestine is almost empty.