APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Probable new species of parasitic turbellarian of the opisthobranch mollusc Runcina coronata
Parasitic turbellarian
on Runcina coronata
- two Runcina coronata with the parasitic turbellarian 1

Parasitic turbellarian
on Runcina coronata
- Runcina coronata with the turbellarian parasite 1

Parasitic turbellarian
on Runcina coronata
- close-up of the turbellarian parasite 1

Five parasitic turbellarians were found in a sample of twenty-six specimens of the opisthobranch Runcina coronata in a scrape sample of Coral Weed, Corallina officinalis, taken from a large middleshore pool at Battery Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall. 01.06.18.

Parasitic turbellarian
on Runcina coronata
- close-up of parasite 1

Parasitic turbellarian
on Runcina coronata
- parasites 1

Parasitic turbellarian
on Runcina coronata
- parasites 2

Parasitic turbellarian
on Runcina coronata
- dorsal view Runcina 1

Parasitic turbellarian
on Runcina coronata
- dorsal view Runcina 2

Parasitic turbellarian
on Runcina coronata
- with 0.1mm division rule 1

Parasitic turbellarian
on Runcina coronata
- sample site / habitat 1

Parasitic turbellarian
on Runcina coronata
- habitat 1

Specimens of what is being presumed to be a parasitic Turbellarian were found on the opisthobranch Runcina coronata in a sample of Coral Weed, Corallina officinalis, taken from a large middleshore pool at Battery Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall. 15.06.16.

Parasitic turbellarian
on Runcina coronata
- parasite on host 1

Parasitic turbellarian
on Runcina coronata
- parasite on host 2

Parasitic turbellarian
on Runcina coronata
- specimen without host 1

Parasitic turbellarian
on Runcina coronata
- negative microscope image of uncleared specimen 1

Parasitic turbellarian
on Runcina coronata
- with 0.1mm division rule 1

Parasitic turbellarian
on Runcina coronata
- Corallina officinalis, Coral Weed, habitat of host species 1

Parasitic turbellarian
on Runcina coronata
- area and position of 300mm x 300mm scrape sample where the specimen was found 1

Specimen above was found in a 300mm x 300mm scrape sample of Corallina officinalis, Coral Weed, in an area of seepage below a pool on the lowershore at Skilly, near Newlyn, Cornwall, 29.05.18. Specimen sent to the Natural History Museum in London for molecular analysis. Over 100 species were recorded in the 300mm x 300mm sample.

Yakko Hirano reports the species here appears similar to one reported on an Aplysia, another species of opisthobranch mollusc, that was found by Kosuke Sudo in Japan.

See - images of the opisthobranch mollusc Runcina coronata

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Parasitic Turbellarian of the opisthobranch mollusc Runcina coronata coral weed Corallina officinalis Marine Flatworm Images Battery Rocks Penzance
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.