Aeolid from Florida?

November 14, 2002
From: Angelo

Found this little critter on the glass today. Then he took off to the rocks. Checked the Hitchhiker FAQ...can't seem to find an ID for it. I have "Gulf-view" Florida Rock and some garf grunge. Maybe he snuck in through those.
About 1" long.

Any ideas?

Angelo, 2002 (Nov 14) Aeolid from Florida?. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Note added 23 August 2007: This is probably Spurilla creutzbergi [see message #20244]

Dear Angelo,
This is an aeolid nudibranch but I can't say much more. I would need to know where it came from with more certainty, and a better photo of the head. If it is from Florida, it has a fairly characteristic shape, so if you are lucky someone may recognise it.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

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