Western Pacific from Japan to eastern Australia. Mediterranean.
Tukang Besi Archipelago, SE Sulawesi, Indonesia, 12m deep, 25 September 1999. UPPER: 6 mm long, Photo: Lindsay Warren. LOWER: Cannes, France -Mediterranean Sea. Photo: Jean Lou Ferreti
Originally described from the Naples, the Mediterranean species has been identified with this animal from the western Pacific. It is a strange distribution and the identity needs further investigation. The enrolled rhinophores and blade-shaped radular teeth place it in the genus Placida.
• Baba, K. (1959) The family Stiligeridae from Japan (Opisthobranchia- Sacoglossa). Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, 7: 327-334.
• Trinchese, S. (1893) Nuovi Ascoglossi del golfo di Napoli. Rendiconti dell'Accademia delle Scienze Fisiche e Matematiche della Societa di Napoli, 2(7): 154.
• Trinchese, S. (1896) Ricerche Anotomiche sulla Hermaea cremoniana (Tr.). Memorie della Classe di scienze fisiche, matematiche e naturali, Serie 5, 6: 35-45.
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (February 25) Placida cremoniana (Trinchese, 1893). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/stilcrem
Re: Algal food of Placida cremoniana
From: Cynthia Trowbridge, March 29, 2010
Placida cremoniana from the Bay of Biscay
From: Mikel Cortes, April 1, 2008
Placida cremoniana from Wollongong, NSW, Australia
From: Sascha Schulz, September 16, 2005
Algal food of Placida cremoniana
From: Cynthia Trowbridge, November 18, 2003
Placida cremoniana from Cerbere
From: Marina Poddubetskaia, August 4, 2003
Is this a species of Stiliger?
From: Akos Lumnitzer, March 15, 2002
Placida cremoniana from Japan
From: Nishina Masayoshi, August 28, 2001
Placida cremoniana from Mediterranean
From: Thierry Thibaut, May 12, 2001
Placida cremoniana from New South Wales
From: Bill Rudman, May 12, 2001
Re: Placida cremoniana
From: Kathe Jensen, May 12, 2001
Stiliger cremoniana from SE Sulawesi
From: Lindsay Warren, February 27, 2000