Lagoon sea slug - Tenellia adspersa - General information
Image Dennis R. Seaward - Tenellia adspersa crawling on Ruppia with the mollusc Rissoa membranacea. Image width ca XX cm.
Image copyright information
Have you seen Tenellia adspersa?
If so please submit your record.
| Researched by:
|| Refereed by:
||Dr Richard S.K. Barnes
||Snails, slugs, mussels, cockles, clams & squid
||Snails, slugs & sea butterflies
| Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland
||The few British records are from the Firth of Forth, Scotland, near St Osyth, Essex, the Fleet, Dorset, the Bristol Channel, off Pembrokeshire and Liverpool Bay.
| Habitat information
||Found intertidally and in the shallow sublittoral. A euryhaline species often in harbours, estuaries and canals.
||A tiny nudibranch with few finger-like protrusions, arranged in groups of two or three along each side of the body. The pale brown body is marked with tiny black spots as are the protrusions. It grows up to 8 mm in length.
This review can be cited as follows:
Nicola White 2008.
Lagoon sea slug.
Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line].
Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.
Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesfullreview.php?speciesID=4433>