Trinchesia caerulea

(Montagu, 1804)

Also known as: Cuthona caerulea

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Trinchesia caerulea from Hyères, France
Identification verified by Nathalie Yonow
 

Identification is verified by Nathalie Yonow, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Nathalie Yonow: This is Cuthona caerulea. However, it is impossible to see the anterior tentacles. But there is a band of blue below the yellow on the cerata, barely visible here. For me the dead give-away is the clump of hydroid, called Sertularella. It forms large clumps like this. The egg mass is also typical of the species, and always on Sertularella.
 



 

Location:Hyères, France
Photographer:Daniela Wolf
Camera:Olympus C7070 Wide ZoomView EXIF properties
Taken on:April 19, 2006
Viewed:1712 times
Posted:9 years ago
Updated:8 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Aeolidina
Family:Tergipedidae
Species:Trinchesia caerulea