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Cuthona ocellata

(Schmekel, 1966)


Manuel Martínez Chacón Cuthona ocellata

Message posted on Nudibranquios on 16 Nov 2013
Manuel Martínez Chacón Cuthona ocellata

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 16 Nov 2013
Manuel Martínez Chacón Cuthona ocellata

Message posted on Nudibranquios on 31 Oct 2013
Manuel Martínez Chacón Cuthona ocellata from Tarifa, Spain.

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 31 Oct 2013
Manuel Martínez Chacón Cuthona ocellata.

Sarah Bisho Fantastic stuff

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 05 Oct 2013
Manuel Martínez Chacón Cuthona ocellata from Tarifa, Spain.

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 30 Sep 2013
Henrique Nascimento Catarina just a small nudi, Trapania pallida (white), with another one even much more small..... Cuthona ocellata (blue & yellow)...4 Farilhões (Berlengas) - Portugal 20130710

Ron Silver Coloration doesn't seem right for C. ocellata. Looks like C. yamasui except it has not been found in this area to my knowledge.

Henrique Nascimento Catarina Ron, has you know, I'm not an expert...... it was João Pedro Silva who told me the name C. oceliata... maybe he read this post and can see if is OK or Not ? he is the expert not me, I just love diving and photo.... the names :(.... But thank you very much for your advertise.....

Ron Silver No criticism meant, Henrique. Joao is an expert, so let's see if he adds a comment. Thanx for posting your photos.

João Pedro Silva It's Cuthona caerulea :) No C. yamasui in these parts.

Ron Silver Thanx João Pedro Silva

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 15 Jul 2013
João Pedro Silva Cuthona ocellata are very common now. These two were in Berlengas yesterday (although I could only see one).

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 16 Jun 2012
João Pedro Silva Lots of Cuthona ocellata today in Sesimbra.

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 23 May 2012
Henrique Nascimento Catarina just a small nudi, Trapania pallida (white), with another one even much more small..... Cuthona ocellata (blue & yellow)...4 Farilhões (Berlengas) - Portugal 20130710

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp (Y)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 15 Jul 2013
João Pedro Silva Cuthona ocellata Local: Sesimbra, Portugal Spot: Paredes do Cabo Profundidade: 14m Data: 31-07-2013

Message posted on Nudibranquios on 14 Sep 2013
João Pedro Silva Something you don't see everyday: Cuthona ocellata. It's not because it's not there... it's just that you don't see it :)

O Gajo Dos Olivais It's a (it grows to) 1,5cm long nudi... but I never saw it! :)

João Pedro Silva Never seen that big. The largest I've seen was slightly smaller (13mm) and even then it was a "giant" compared to most.

O Gajo Dos Olivais Yeap, I was reading "The Sea Slug" forum. It's said there that the ones from the picture were around 15mm. In the next paragraph it is said that they grow up to 13mm. What's the average size we see in Sesimbra, if any?

João Pedro Silva Less than 1cm.

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 11 Jun 2012
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Nudibranchia (Order)
            Dexiarchia (Suborder)
              Aeolidida (Infraorder)
                Fionoidea (Superfamily)
                  Tergipedidae (Family)
                    Cuthona (Genus)
                      Cuthona ocellata (Species)
Associated Species