July 18, 2002
From: Shouichi Kato
We have been able to see this animal at Hachijo Island, Japan, since this April, under rocks depth in 10m. Usually smaller than 10mm in size. I'm not sure but it looks like a kind of Cuthona.
Thanks and best regards,
email@example.comKato, S., 2002 (Jul 18) Cuthona puellula from Hachijo Japan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/7493
I am pretty sure this is Cuthona puellula. Your photo looks very similar to the painting in Baba (1955). In the painting, some of the cerata have white longitudinal lines and the digestive gland is painted as a series of black dots, just as in your photo. The orange spot on each ceras is also a prominent feature of this species. I think I can see part of the orange V mark between the first group of cerata as well. I am curious about the shape of the rhinophores. Would you have a photo showing them more clearly. They should be smooth and tapering.
First record of Cuthona puellula from Australia
From: Gary Cobb, April 19, 2008
Re: Is this Cuthona puellula ?
From: Ayumi Murakami, April 19, 2008
Re: Cuthona puellula from The Japan Sea
From: Shigeru Hayashi, July 26, 2002
Re: Cuthona puellula from Hachijo Japan
From: Nishina Masayoshi, July 26, 2002
Re: Cuthona puellula from the Japan Sea
From: Bill Rudman, July 18, 2002