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Cuthona caerulea
Cuthona caerulea
Cuthona caerulea
Cuthona caerulea on Sertularella sp.
Cuthona caerulea
Cuthona caerulea on hydroid
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Cuthona caerulea is a small aeolid nudibranch found in shallow water feeding on hydroids. It is reported to feed on Sertularella hydroids and is easily identified because of its bold ceratal colouration.

Propodial tentacles: Absent, (foot rounded).
Oral tentacles: 2 in number, medium, with yellow tips and superficial white pigment.
Rhinophores: Translucent with yellow tips and superficial white pigment, smooth.
Cerata: Brightly coloured with orange, blue, yellow/orange areas often with a dark green line between the blue band, and with white tips.
Foot: Translucent without appendages.

Size range: 3-10mm. Fairly common.

Specific characteristics: This species is easily identified in the field because of its bright colours and the yellow tipped tentacles.

Identification by Dr. A. Perrone
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10mm, Ghar Lapsi 14m depth 3/01/93
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Cuthona caerulea (Montagu, 1804)
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