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Grey Sea Slug

Observed: 24th May 2013 By: dejayM
Biological Recording In ScotlandHighland Biological Recording GroupOrkney Biodiversity Records Centre
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puppy
descending
above
normal
eggs
Description:

Yes, out of water and looking like a drowned puppy. But in its proper environment a more attractive creature. Usually on weed.
More likely to find the eggs (pic.5) under stones than the animal.
EOL calls it Shaggy Mouse Nudibranch.
Excellent picture here
http://www.oceaneyephoto.com/photo_5364026.html
Aeolidia glauca is similar.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

JoC's picture

Aeolidia papillosa

Another feature of this species is that it often has a white Y mark on the head. The first, 'drowned puppy', photo shows this clearly.

Jo

dejayM's picture

loses

Yes useful here for me I suspect, but I have read that it sometimes loses this with age.
And goodness, we'd have trouble with this one -
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenbondy/2146631242/
Thanks Jo

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Ken Bondy's site

which you linked above has another A papillosa lower down the page which also has a white body though the cerata are greyer.
Here http://www.conchsoc.org/node/5203 is a white one from Merseyside. Interesting.

Jo

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enough

Yes I saw it and thought best NOT mention it! It's complicated enough as it is.

http://www.ispot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/376 is the best link yet. Ha!

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on the other hand

I believe that I know when learning takes place because I am confused but at a higher level, Jo

Jo