March 21, 2008
From: Dominique Horst
Concerning message #7594:
It's a kind of explosion of sea slug in the French Mediterranean these last weeks, and a very rich time with many different species.
So even if I have the feeling I am just the following in Marina's footsteps -a few years later - I cannot resist sharing on the forum the new species I meet.
This is Limacia clavigera probably feeding on hydroids (see photo 2).
Locality: Antibes, 10m, France, Mediterranean sea, 16 March 2008. Length: 10 mm. Photographer: Dominique Horst.
firstname.lastname@example.orgHorst, D., 2008 (Mar 21) Re: Limacia clavigera from French Mediterranean. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/21456
It is good to get more photos of the Mediterranean fauna. Much of the early work on opisthobranch biology was based on European species and yet, compared to the Indo-West Pacific fauna, we have few published photographs of the living animals from that part of the world.
Concerning its food. It has only been reported to feed on bryozoans, and the branching colony in photo 2 looks more like a bryozoan than a hydroid colony.
Re: Limacia clavigera and possible egg mass
From: Jeff Goddard, November 14, 2007
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From: Christian Skauge, November 14, 2007
Limacia clavigera and possible egg mass
From: Joao Pedro Silva, September 21, 2007
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From: Stephane Ores, January 10, 2006
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From: Joao Pedro Silva, October 14, 2005
Limacia clavigera from Turkey
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Limacia clavigera from French Atlantic
From: Marina Poddubetskaia, May 23, 2003
Limacia clavigera from French Brittany
From: Marina Poddubetskaia, September 17, 2002
Limacia clavigera from French Mediterranean
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Re: Limacia clavigera from the Netherlands
From: Peter H. van Bragt, July 24, 1999
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From: Albert Koulman, July 17, 1999