Cuthona sp. 9
17 feet deep in Playa Mismaloya, Bahia de Banderas, Pacific Coast of Mexico on 6. April 2002. Length: 7 mm. Photo: Alicia Hermosilla.
Opaque white body with pink oral tentacles, rhinophores and cerataAuthorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2006 (March 5) Cuthona sp. 9 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/cuthsp9
April 26, 2002
From: Alicia Hermosillo
Dear Dr. Rudman,
As of now, I have 12 unidentified aeolids, 1 dorid and 1 dendronotacean in my survey.
I am sending you pictures of one of them. I found it 17 feet deep in Playa Mismaloya, Bahia de Banderas, Pacific Coast of Mexico on April 6th. It was 7 mm long and next to another smaller one 5 mm long.
Can you identify it? I will be sending you pictures of my other difficult ones to see if anyone around can help me out.
Thanks and best regards
Hermosillo, A., 2002 (Apr 26) Aeolids from Bahia de Banderas. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/6753
The rounded anterior corners to the foot suggest it may be a species of Cuthona, but we will need some local expertise, or a look at its anatomy, to have much idea about its identity. With luck the "East Pacific - unidentified page won't get too large.