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Calmella cavolini

(Vérany, 1846)

Alessandro Pagano In white! Calmella cavolini (10mm), Nikon D800, Hugy case, Nikon 105 vr, Iso50, 1/320, f22, n.°2 S&S YS-D1 half-power.

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp Very nice!

Tullio Foti Bella immagine ed interpretazione artistica nuova veramente nuova ed interessante,complimenti Alessandro.

Alessandro Pagano Grazie Tullio. E' sempre un piacere ricevere i vostri apprezzamenti.

Tullio Foti ...lo sai che dipingo ed apprezzo l'arte fotografica e questa si può considerare tale.Ciao Alex .

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp http://www.uwphotographers.net/2011/11/safari-fotosub-alessandro-pagano-ara.html

Message posted on UWphotographers on 14 Apr 2013
Raffaele Livornese Calmella cavolini Nikon D90 in Hugyfot housing, Nikkor 60mm , F/18, 1/250 sec. Iso 100, 2 x Inon Z240, and a little mirror.

Stefano Scortegagna Meraviglia delle meraviglie... Hai usato la modalità specchio..?

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp Fantastic

Raffaele Livornese Si Stefano, uno specchietto su cui e' salito l'animaletto... :-)

Raffaele Livornese Thx Giorgio.... :-))

Hakan BaÅŸar Congrats!

Stefano Scortegagna fantastico...!

Ilse Merz great!

Miguel Angel Marquez Navarrete Great Shot !!!

Raffaele Livornese Thx Ilse...thx Miguel... :-))

Marylin Batt Really a neat trick I think I will try it next time I go diving.

Raffaele Livornese ;).....

Message posted on UWphotographers on 30 Sep 2012
Orietta Rivolta Calmella cavolini Verany,1846 Numana,Italy August 2010

Message posted on EPAM Nudibranchs on 19 May 2012
Samantha Varns A few of my own pics species clarification would be appreciated xxx

João Pedro Silva This one is definitelly Limacia clavigera: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152911946985641&set=a.10152911481660641.1073741835.589765640&type=3&theater

João Pedro Silva Not much detail but the arrangement of the cerata makes me think it's probably Flabellina ischitana: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152911938905641&set=a.10152911481660641.1073741835.589765640&type=3&theater

João Pedro Silva Doto fragilis: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152911989860641&set=a.10152911481660641.1073741835.589765640&type=3&theater

João Pedro Silva Limacia clavigera: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152911481875641&set=a.10152911481660641.1073741835.589765640&type=3&theater

João Pedro Silva Flabellina pedata: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152911490070641&set=a.10152911481660641.1073741835.589765640&type=3&theater

João Pedro Silva Flabellina affinis: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152911497540641&set=a.10152911481660641.1073741835.589765640&type=3&theater

João Pedro Silva Not really clear but appears to be Calmella cavolini: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152911499990641&set=a.10152911481660641.1073741835.589765640&type=3&theater

João Pedro Silva Cratena peregrina: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152911508385641&set=a.10152911481660641.1073741835.589765640&type=3&theater

João Pedro Silva Crimora papillata: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152911523160641&set=a.10152911481660641.1073741835.589765640&type=3&theater

João Pedro Silva Facelina auriculata: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152911530580641&set=a.10152911481660641.1073741835.589765640&type=3&theater

João Pedro Silva Facelina annulicornis: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152911566780641&set=a.10152911481660641.1073741835.589765640&type=3&theater

João Pedro Silva Flabellina affinis: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152911929510641&set=a.10152911481660641.1073741835.589765640&type=3&theater

João Pedro Silva Cratena peregrina: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152911931670641&set=a.10152911481660641.1073741835.589765640&type=3&theater

João Pedro Silva Flabellina affinis: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152911935540641&set=a.10152911481660641.1073741835.589765640&type=3&theater

Ian Smith I hope Joao gets those kisses now for his effort ;-0

João Pedro Silva I decided not to identify those from "Africa" because I don't know if they're from the Mediterranean, the Atlantic or the Indian ocean.

Samantha Varns Xxx kisses an thank you xxx

João Pedro Silva Samantha Varns, next time you could allow comments on the album as it makes it a lot easier :)

Samantha Varns Sorry didn't realised it was blocked

Bernard Picton Could you add countries to the African ones?

Samantha Varns Easy they were all in Kenya diving off from mombassa the beach was Diana beach :-) xxx

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 14 Jun 2013
Floor Driessen We found a nudi we identified as C cavolini..

João Pedro Silva On the other hand, the white dots on the cerata are not typical of C. cavolini. Check Piseinotecus gaditanus.

João Pedro Silva ... or Flabellina confusa.

Ian Smith Jakov Prkic, Croatia, says this is certainly Calmella cavolini. Great creature!

O Gajo Dos Olivais I don't know much about these species but of what I have read, C cavolini distribution is Mediterranean Sea. P. gatidanus / F. confusa are Atlantic only. Please check: http://guia.opistobranquis.org/2009/12/piseinotecus-gaditanus.html

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 06 Aug 2012
Floor Driessen Slightly of topic (sorry), found this nudi in Croatia (Selce). Can anybody tell us what species this is?

João Pedro Silva I think it's Calmella cavolini.

João Pedro Silva But why is it off topic?

David Kipling Croatia isn't in the NE Atlantic ;) But crazy nudi, thanks for posting! What's the range of this species João Pedro?

João Pedro Silva I think it reaches NE Atlantic as the limit of the Mediterranean is Gilbraltar :)

David Kipling How big was this Floor? Looks like it should be tiny.

Floor Driessen Less than 1 cm!

João Pedro Silva They're not much bigger than that.

Floor Driessen We didn't think this is C.cavolini, because it doesn't have the purple spot on the top of its head and the organisation of the cerata is different.

Floor Driessen (See picture in the next post)

Floor Driessen Could this be a somewhat red Piseinotecus gabinierei? We're confused now..

João Pedro Silva All the photos I've seen of P. gabinierei have brown digestive gland but check on the detail the photo to see if the rhinophores are "finely annularly wrinkled" (http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/7071)

Ian Smith I asked an experienced Croatian malacologist, Jakov Prkic, his opinion of this image. He says: it "is an extremely strange creature, very hard to identify, but I am quite sure it is not Calmella cavolinii. It perhaps represents a very strange form of Piseinotecus gabinierei, with unusually low number of cerata???? It may be also a species unknown to me." Sorry it doesn't help you much.

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 06 Aug 2012
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Nudibranchia (Order)
            Dexiarchia (Suborder)
              Aeolidida (Infraorder)
                Flabellinoidea (Superfamily)
                  Flabellinidae (Family)
                    Calmella (Genus)
                      Calmella cavolini (Species)
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