Cuthona granosa ? from the Mediterranean

December 19, 2001
From: Jean-Pierre Bielecki

Hi Bill
Here is a photo of aeolid we suspected to be an Aeolidiella, but our French friend Géry Parent think not. He suggests a Cuthona, maybe C. granosa. We hope somebody will be able to help us to identify it through the Forum.
This animal was found in South of France [Mediterranean coast], La Ciotat, Dive Site “Canonière du Sud”, Depth 9m, size 5 mm, date July 2001.
Kind regards.
Jean Pierre

Bielecki, J-P., 2001 (Dec 19) Cuthona granosa ? from the Mediterranean. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Jean-Pierre,
Certainly looks a bit like C. granosa but in your animal the orange is right at the tip of the tentacles. Hopefully someone will be able to identify it for you
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman


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