Charcotia granulosa

(Vayssiere, 1906)

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Charcotia granulosa from Antarctica
Identification verified by Bill Rudman
Below is comment from Dr. Bill Rudman, go to Sea Slug Forum to read more information
Dear Kevin,
This animal certainly has the digitiform rhinophores that Pseudotritonia antarctica is reported to have, but that species only has tubercles around the mantle edge. I am pretty sure your animal is the related Charcotia granulosa,  which has tubercles scattered all over its back.
Have you any idea what the orange branching colony the animal is crawling on is? from the orange contents in the digestive gland it may well be the animal's food. If so it would be a useful addition to outkowledge of this antarctic species.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman
Photographer:Kevin Lee
Camera:Nikon D200View EXIF properties
Taken on:March 14, 2009
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Posted:8 years ago
Updated:7 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Species:Charcotia granulosa