May 26, 2001
From: Jean-Pierre Bielecki
Here is a new Sacoglossa (for us) found also in Etang de Thau, Sète, South of France. It seems to belong to the Hermaeidae family but we don't know the genus and the species. May be could you help us again to identify it. In fact, we found three different animals at the same place.
firstname.lastname@example.orgBielecki, J-P., 2001 (May 26) Hermaea from Mediterranean. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/4393
I suspect these animals are also Hermaea bifida. In your earlier photos the digestive gland branches in the cerata are much larger, but this is probably an indication of how recently the animals have been feeding. The thin ducts in the photos here suggest that these animals have digested and removed most of the plant material from their digestive gland.
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