July 5, 2007
From: Tibor Beres
What species is this slug? I found two specimens and I suppose that they came to mate to the very shallow lagoon-like bay. (I also found more specimen of Dendrodoris limbata there.) This winter was warm so the temperature of the water was about 15 Celsius instead of the normal 10-11.
Locality: Pomer, Pula, 30 cm, Croatia, Adriatic Sea, 29 December 2006, lagoon like. Length: 2 cm. Photographer: Tibor Beres.
Thank you and best regards
Beres.Tibor@mkk.szie.huBeres, T., 2007 (Jul 5) Facelina fusca from Croatia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19253
We already have a nice photo of this animal from Croatia, which is interesting, because it does not seem to be that common in other parts of the Mediteranean. I have identified it as Facelina fusca but would appreciate confirmation from a local expert, as it does not have the reddish median line down its back, or a red line down each side, as is describd for this species.