December 31, 2004
From: Alan D. Shepard
To accompany my earlier message [#12855] here are some photos of the Flabellina species feeding. I observed more and more of this species over a period of approximately one month. Observing the last one on August 15, 2004. I dove numerous times after that and did not encounter any specimens. I always found the species in the sand usually mating, laying eggs or feeding on the hydroid Corymorpha pendula.
Locality: Eastport, Maine, USA. Atlantic Ocean. Depth: 12 to 25 metres, Length: 60 mm, 18 July 2004. Photographer: Alan Shepard
Shepard, A.D., 2004 (Dec 31) Flabellina from Maine - feeding. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/12856
Thanks for these wonderful photos. There is certainly no doubt about the food choice of this species.