Mediterranean and adjacent Atlantic coasts.
Celce village, near Krk, Croatia. 10 August 2003. Photo: Duncan v Vliet
The body colour is white, while the cerata are light blue with a yellow tip. There can be a pair of orange marks on the head between the rhinophores and oral tentacles. The orange brown rhinophore clubs are papillate posteriorly but along the sides the papillae appear to coalesce into ridges. The foot corners are tentaculiform. They feed on sea anemones and grow to 70 mm in length. Atlantic-Mediterranean species, quite common in temperate-warm waters
• Cattaneo-Vietti, R., Chemello, R. & Giannuzzi-Savelli, R. (1990). Atlas of Mediterranean Nudibranchs. La Conchiglia, Rome. 264 pages
• Tardy, J. (1962): A propos des especes de Berghia (Gasteropodes Nudibranches) des cotes de France et de leur biologie. Bulletin de l'Institut de l'Oceanographie, Monaco, 1255: 2-18.
Rudman, W.B., 2003 (October 10) Berghia coerulescens (Laurillard, 1830). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/bergcoer
Berghia coerulescens and egg ribbon?
From: Sylvie Grall, October 14, 2008
Re: Berghia coerulescens from French Mediterranean
From: Dominique Horst, September 5, 2008
Re: Is this a juvenile Berghia coerulescens?
From: Miquel Pontes, May 2, 2008
Berghia coerulescens from Croatia
From: Duncan v Vliet, October 10, 2003
Berghia coerulescens from French Mediterranean
From: Marina Poddubetskaia, August 3, 2003
Is this a juvenile Berghia coerulescens?
From: Erwin Koehler, May 26, 2000