Flabellina on the Nth American east coast

June 29, 2001
From: Bill Rudman

Having just posted Jussi Evertsen's message on Flabellina nobilis I reakise it would be very useful if someone with a knowledge of these animals couldd provide us with a brief summary of the external characters we could use to identify the species of Flabellina from the North American east coast. I attempted to do it myself from Kuzirian's papers and Sherman Bleakney's book, but I think it requires some local knowledge. Any volunteers?

The species are Flabellina verrucosa, Flabellina gracilis, Flabellina pellucida, Flabellina salmonacea & Flabellina nobilis. If anyone could summarise the differences between these species, so they could be identiifed more easily in the field, or from photographs, I would be grateful.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2001 (Jun 29) Flabellina on the Nth American east coast. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/4698


Flabellina nobilis

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