- Glaucilla marginata
name = "Glaucilla marginata"
image_width = 300px
image_caption = "Glaucilla marginata" (right) and its close relative "
Glaucus atlanticus" (left)
genus = "Glaucilla "
species = "G. marginata"
binomial = "Glaucilla marginata"
"Glaucilla marginata" is a
speciesof small, floating, blue sea slug; a pelagicaolid nudibranch; a marine opisthobranch gastropod molluskin the family Glaucidae.
This species is
pelagic, and like many other pelagic species, it can be found worldwide.
These small nudibranchs float upside down on the surface tension in temperate and tropical seas.
This nudibranch is dark blue, and in many ways it resembles a smaller version of "
Glaucus atlanticus". However, in this species the "cerata" (saw teeth on the skin) are arranged in a single row in each arch, while in "Glaucilla" there are multiple rows.
* Bergh, L.S.R. (1860). Om Forekomsten af Neldefiim hos Mollusker. Vidensk. Meddel. Naturh. Foren. Kjöbenhavn, p. 309-331, pl. 8.
* [http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet.cfm?base=glaumarg Australian Museum Online sections - sea slug forums]
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