Spurilla cf. neapolitana

(Delle Chiaje, 1823)

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Spurilla cf. neapolitana from Sesimbra, Portugal
Identification verified by Richard Willan
 

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from the photographer:
I'm convinced this is a juvenile Spurilla neapolitana. I'm more used to see larger animals in the summer, probably with more (or more active) zooxanthellae in their tissues.

Another shot of the same specimen. Cerata curled like in Babakina anadoni, but too pale.
 

Location:Sesimbra, Portugal
Photographer:João Pedro Silva
Camera:Canon EOS 300DView EXIF properties
Taken on:January 4, 2009
Viewed:1203 times
Posted:8 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:Aeolidiidae
Species:Spurilla neapolitana