Trinchesia caerulea

(Montagu, 1804)

Also known as: Cuthona caerulea

Trinchesia caerulea
Photographed by: Jordi Regàs

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

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #2523
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.

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Trinchesia caerulea from Bali, Indonesia
Location: Bali, Indonesia
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