Placida dendritica

(Alder & Hancock, 1843)

Placida dendritica
Photographed by: Guido Zsilavecz

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Sacoglossa
Family:Limapontiidae
Species:Placida dendritica

Comment from Terry Gosliner on photo #3577
This has been identified as Placida dendritica, but is more like a distinct, endemic species. Needs more study.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #3575
The adult individuals are hardly visible in the middle of their spawn masses.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2970
This species supposedly has a very wide distribution in most temperate seas around the world, a distribution that could have been aided by accidental transportation on ship’s hulls. The taxonomy of all these species needs careful reassessment.

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Pictures of Placida dendritica

Placida dendritica from Scotland, UKIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: Scotland, UK
Posted 6 years ago
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