October 22, 2003
From: Ross W. Gundersen
Here is another sea slug from Jamaica. As I said in my first message, all specimens were collected from St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica, West Indies. Most specimens were collected using a light weight dredge and photographed by R. Gundersen.
This was 1.5 cm in length. Dredged at 5 m in Thallassia.
Exhibit peculiar rocking motion when moving (video). Similar to Spurilla neapolitana, but with irregular shaped cerrata.
firstname.lastname@example.orgGundersen, R.W., 2003 (Oct 22) Spurilla creutzbergi? from Jamaica. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/11136
This is a bit of a puzzle. It certainly looks like the animal Colin Redfern has identified as Spurilla creutzbergi in ceratal shape and arrangement, and the 'peculiar rocking motion' ceratinly fit observations by Redfern and Edmunds & Just [see Colin Redfern's message]. On e apparent difference however is that your animal seems to have lamellate rhinophores.
I think we would need to have larger images so we could see a more detail to be sure. I'll tentatively identify it as Spurilla creutzbergi but I'm not convinced