A sea slug (Caloria elegans)
|Researched by||Emily Wilson||Refereed by||Admin|
|Authority||(Alder & Hancock, 1845)|
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandTorbay, Lundy, outer Bristol Channel, Cardigan Bay, Tremadog Bay, off the Llyn peninsula, Lough Swilly (north Donegal) and off Larne, Northern Ireland.
- Six to eight paired groups of short, fat cerata.
- Very long oral tentacles are flat, shorter rhinophores have small tubercles on rear faces.
- Longitudinal white stripes on the tentacles and tail are diagnostic.
- Digestive gland is orange or pink in colour with a black area at base of each ceras and a black glandular area just below the cnidosac.
- The cerata have white terminal rings and largest have long curled tips.
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Conchological Society of Great Britain & Ireland, 2018. Mollusc (marine) records for Great Britain and Ireland. Occurrence dataset: https://doi.org/10.15468/aurwcz accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-09-25.
NBN (National Biodiversity Network) Atlas. Available from: https://www.nbnatlas.org.
OBIS (Ocean Biodiversity Information System), 2023. Global map of species distribution using gridded data. Available from: Ocean Biogeographic Information System. www.iobis.org. Accessed: 2023-12-09
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Last Updated: 02/02/2007