New England Flabellina is F. nobilis

June 29, 2001
From: Jussi Evertsen

Regarding Paul Young's last picture, this nudibranch is actually Flabellina nobilis Verrill, 1880 not Flabellina verrucosa. This can be seen by the continous arangement of cerata along the sides of the back, and if you examine the rhinophores, they are papillate.

Yours sincerely
Jussi Evertsen

Evertsen, J., 2001 (Jun 29) New England Flabellina is F. nobilis. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Jussi,
Bill Rudman


Flabellina nobilis

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