Flabellina gracilis

(Alder & Hancock, 1844)

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Flabellina gracilis from England, UK
Identification verified by Richard Willan

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: This species of North Atlantic aeolid is characterised by the red digestive gland in the cerata (rarely greenish or brownish) and by the translucent body (without any traces of pigment) with opaque white pigment restricted to the tips of the oral tentacles, the rhinophores, the tail, and – as narrow rings – on the cerata. It feeds of both athecate and thecate hydroids.

Thanks to Eddy Mannak for suggesting identification for this species

Comment from the photographer: Under Swanage Pier

Location:England, UK
Photographer:Anthony Holley
Camera:Nikon D200View EXIF properties
Taken on:April 26, 2010
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Posted:6 years ago
Updated:6 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Species:Flabellina gracilis