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.
Flabellina nobilis from Ireland
From: Bernard Picton , July 21, 2001
Re: Flabellina nobilis
From: Bruce Wight, June 30, 2001
Better photo of New England Flabellina
From: Paul Young, June 29, 2001
New England Flabellina is F. nobilis
From: Jussi Evertsen, June 29, 2001