Cuthona amoena from the Netherlands

October 4, 2002
From: Peter H. van Bragt

Hello Bill,
Just another Dutch species to add to your virtual collection.

Cuthona amoena is a small and rather cryptic species which can commonly be found on Halecium halecium on the Dutch coast. However few divers find it as it is a small species (max. 12mm.), its colour matches perfectly that of the hydroid and almost always it hides between the branches at the base of the hydroid. Until 1984 it was only found twice in the Netherlands but at present it is very common during the late spring and summer months.

With Dutch greetings
Peter H. van Bragt

Bragt P. H., 2002 (Oct 4) Cuthona amoena from the Netherlands. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Peter,
Bill Rudman


Cuthona amoena

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