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Aeolidiella glauca - picture: Danny Van Belle - Location: the Easterscheldt - The Netherlands

Aeolidiella glauca

Order: NUDIBRANCHIA
Suborder: DEXIARCHIA
Infraorder: CLADOBRANCHIA
Parvorder: AEOLIDIDA
Superfamily: AEOLIDIOIDEA
Family: AEOLIDIIDAE
Genus: Aeolidiella
Species: Aeolidiella glauca

Aeolidiella glauca

Aeolidiella glauca - picture : Danny Van Belle - Location : The Easterscheldt - The Netherlands

DISTRIBUTION

British Isles, Denmark to France

Grows to about 40mm long, and feeds on a variety of sea anemones. It is hard to differentiate in shape and colour from Aeolidiella alderi, but it has a quite different reproductive behaviour with Aeolidiella glauca having planktotrophic larval development while Aelodiella alderi has direct development, with no planktonic larval stage.

Aeolidiella glauca

Aeolidiella glauca - picture: Danny Van Belle - Location : The Easterscheldt - The Netherlands