April 12, 2010
From: Alexei Chernyshev
Species of the genus Cerberilla are very rare in the coastal waters of Russian. In 2008 a single specimen of Cerberilla mosslandica was found in Peter the Great Bay (Japan Sea). It is the first finding of this species outside the American coast. The specimen differs from typical Cerberilla mosslandica by larger size (about 20 mm in length) and more developed whitish pigmentation.
Locality: Peter the Great Bay, 5-7 meters, Russia, Pacific Ocean, Japan Sea, 19 July 2008, mud. Length: about 20 mm. Photographer: A. Chernyshev.
- Chernyshev A. V. (2008) The first finding of Cerberilla mosslandica (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia) in Peter the Great Bay (Sea of Japan). The Bulletin of the Russian Far East Malacological Society, 12: 112-115 (in Russian).
Chernyshev, A.V., 2010 (Apr 12) Cerberilla mosslandica from the Japan Sea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/23464
Thanks for another interesting range extension around the north Pacific