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Crimora papillata

Alder & Hancock, 1862


David Kipling Crimora papillata and spawn, Skomer MNR, for Tamsyn MAnn and João Pedro Silva

David Kipling (taken with an Oly XZ-1 compact camera, no add-on lenses, external strobes)

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 22 Jul 2013
Klas Malmberg Aquatilis Found this Crimora papillata last year in Swedish waters and it´s new by us. Has anybody found it i Norway?

Erling Svensen .... and the sice? What does it eat? I hve never seen it (as I know).

João Pedro Silva Not very common here but we see it now and then. Last summer in Algarve there were lots of them.

Claire Goodwin It's normally on the bryozoans Chartella papyracea, Flustra foliacea or Securiflustra securifrons. It's a southern species (from Med but I'm not certain of its Northern limits - it is restricted to south and west of Britain and Ireland) but might be increasing with climate change - one of a few things that are increasing in abundance/widening distribution in our study area (Northern Ireland). I'd think your Swedish record would be interesting Klas - but maybe other people on here can say if it is a new record.

Klas Malmberg Aquatilis Size around 2 cm and it was feeding on Flustra. Found it on "Väderöarna", 25 meters, at an exposed area. Cheching whith Natural history museums has said that this was the first finding in Sweden, but I wouldn´t be surprised if some underwaterphotographer has pictures of it. And if we see it here I think it´s likely to be around Norway too.

Bernard Picton Deirdre, I was very excited when I first found it in the west coast of Ireland so it's interesting to hear that you have it commonly in Dublin Bay. When we did the BioMar survey of Ireland (1993-96) we recorded it from scattered sites all round the west coast. As Claire says we've found it quite frequently in Northern Ireland in the last 7 years, but in the 1980's we only found it once, so I think it has become more common. Jim Anderson found it in Scotland in 2008 (Sea Slug Forum), but Sweden is quite a surprise for me, Klas.

João Pedro Silva Not sure if this photo is useful to identify the bryozoan it's feeding on: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/5830668102/

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 05 Mar 2012
Betty Nel Blu Crimora papillata. Costa Paradiso, Sardegna.

David Kipling That's interesting - quite a bit different to the C papillata we get in the UK. You have these funky branched tubercles.

Bernard Picton David, Betty also posted this on EPAM nudibranchs and I just said the same thing there. I wonder if it is a very small one?

Betty Nel Blu Hi Bernard! This Crimora is 1cm long

João Pedro Silva The ones we find here in Portugal also have branched tubercles, more noticeable in the anterior ones: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/9409633705/

Betty Nel Blu João Pedro Silva Bernard PictonAnother Crimora papillata of Costa Paradiso. 1cm!

Bernard Picton Maidens, Co Antrim, Irish Sea. Our ones seem to have much less branching of the papillae, especially the tubercles on the body.

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 14 Nov 2013
Betty Nel Blu Crimora papillata. Costa Paradiso, Sardegna.

Ana Lama Preciosa!!!!!

Jol Falcés Muy, muuuuy bestia! Genial!

Message posted on Nudibranquios on 14 Nov 2013
João Pedro Silva Crimora papillata Local: Sesimbra, Portugal Spot: Paredes do Cabo Profundidade: 14m Data: 31-07-2013

Message posted on Nudibranquios on 08 Sep 2013
João Pedro Silva Another member of the Polyceridae family which can be found in Portugal: Crimora papillata. Too bad they're usually so small...

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 18 Jan 2012
Betty Nel Blu Crimora papillata. Costa Paradiso, Sardegna.

Bernard Picton Ohh! Definitely more spiky and bigger rhinophores than is normal for Atlantic ones. How big is this one? It could be an age/size related difference.

Message posted on EPAM Nudibranchs on 14 Nov 2013
Betty Nel Blu Crimora papillata. Costa Paradiso, Sardegna.

David Kipling That's interesting - quite a bit different to the C papillata we get in the UK. You have these funky branched tubercles.

Bernard Picton David, Betty also posted this on EPAM nudibranchs and I just said the same thing there. I wonder if it is a very small one?

Betty Nel Blu Hi Bernard! This Crimora is 1cm long

João Pedro Silva The ones we find here in Portugal also have branched tubercles, more noticeable in the anterior ones: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/9409633705/

Betty Nel Blu João Pedro Silva Bernard PictonAnother Crimora papillata of Costa Paradiso. 1cm!

Bernard Picton Maidens, Co Antrim, Irish Sea. Our ones seem to have much less branching of the papillae, especially the tubercles on the body.

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 14 Nov 2013
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
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Nudibranchia (Order)
            Euctenidiacea (Suborder)
              Doridacea (Infraorder)
                Polyceroidea (Superfamily)
                  Polyceridae (Family)
                    Triophinae (Subfamily)
                      Crimora (Genus)
                        Crimora papillata (Species)
Associated Species