Phoenix Aeolid

Cuthona phoenix

Summary 5

Cuthona phoenix is a species of sea slug, an aeolid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Tergipedidae.

Description 6

Cuthona phoenix is a small translucent aeolid with swollen cerata and a visible central line of digestive gland which shows through the skin. It is reminiscent of Tergipes tergipes or Eubranchus rupium but intermediate between these species in the number and arrangement of its cerata. The oral tentacles and rhinophores are suffused with brown pigment.

Distribution 6

This species was described from La Jolla, California, United States. It has been reported from Monterey Bay to Mission Bay (San Diego), California and Costa Rica.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Robin Agarwal (ANudibranchMom on iNaturalist), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.flickr.com/photos/30314434@N06/20865209951/
  2. (c) Marisa Agarwal, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/1422120
  3. (c) 2006 California Academy of Sciences, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?seq_num=198516&one=T
  4. (c) Robin Agarwal (ANudibranchMom on iNaturalist), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.flickr.com/photos/30314434@N06/20670057408/
  5. Adapted by Robin Agarwal from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuthona_phoenix
  6. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuthona_phoenix

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