Spurilla sp. 2
Upper: St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica, West Indies. Photo: R. Gundersen. Lower: on Thalassia blade in 1m 10mm long alive. Whale Cay, Abaco, Bahamas on June 26, 1995. [Bahamian Seashells: pl. 121, fig. 746A] Photo: Colin Redfern
Brownish background colour with whitish spots. Rhinophores lamellate, not papillate.
I suspect some of the white spotted animals from the Caribbean which have been tentatively identified on the Forum as Spurilla neapolitana [see messages from Colombia - message 1, message 2] may be Spurilla creutzbergi but I can't see enough detail in their rhinophores. Some, such as David Behrens animal from Belize, cannot be this species because the rhinophores are clearly ridged transversely.
Clearly this is another Caribbean group that could do with some anatomical work.
• Marcus, E, & Marcus, E. (1970) Opisthobranchs from Curacao and faunistically related regions. Studies on the Fauna of Curacao and other Caribbean Islands, 33: 1-129.
• Redfern. C., 2001. Bahamian Seashells: a Thousand Species from Abaco, Bahamas.
Rudman, W.B., 2003 (October 21) Spurilla sp. 2 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/spursp2
Spurilla sp. from the Bahamas
From: Colin Redfern, October 22, 2003
Spurilla creutzbergi? from Jamaica
From: Ross W. Gundersen, October 21, 2003