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Ercolania boodleae

(Baba, 1938)


Erwin Koehler ID help needed on this sacoglossan from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 5 mm, 7 m, taken on 12 December 2002 by Alicia Hermosillo, she labels it Ercolania boodleae, I disagree, because: the eye-spots differ, the rhinophores differ, and the cerata differ from the other pictures at the web...

Gary Cobb When I found this photo I assumed if anyone would know it would surely be her. This seems to be the only recording of the alleged species.

Gary Cobb ...from the Eastern Pacific.

Matthias Wildermuth Sydney, Ercolania boodleae

Orietta Rivolta Very nice!

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 29 Oct 2011
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Sacoglossa (Order)
            Plakobranchacea (Suborder)
              Limapontioidea (Superfamily)
                Limapontiidae (Family)
                  Ercolania (Genus)
                    Ercolania boodleae (Species)
Associated Species