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
Runcina coronata (Quatrefages, 1844) - Crowned runcina (Sea slug images)
Crowned runcina
Runcina coronata
- dorsal view 1

Crowned runcina
Runcina coronata
- dorsal view 2

Crowned runcina
Runcina coronata
- dorsal view 3

Crowned runcina
Runcina coronata
- dorsal view 4

Crowned runcina
Runcina coronata
- dorsal view 5

Crowned runcina
Runcina coronata
- dorsal view 6

Specimen above found in a sample of Pink plate weed and Coral weed taken from the lowershore on the reef west of Gyllyngvase, Falmouth, Cornwall. 06.12.14.

Crowned runcina
Runcina coronata
- dorsal view 7

Crowned runcina
Runcina coronata
- dorsal view 8

Specimen above found in a small sample of Corallina officinalis, Coral Weed, collected from the submerged part of a large rock in a pool on the lowershore, at Great Hogus reef, Marazion, Cornwall. 22.05.15.

Crowned runcina
Runcina coronata
- parasite 1

Crowned runcina
Runcina coronata
- parasite 2

Crowned runcina
Runcina coronata
- parasite 3

Crowned runcina
Runcina coronata
- parasite 4

Parasite found on Runcina coronata that was collected on Corallina officinalis in a large middleshore pool in Penzance, Cornwall. 15.06.16. Two of two specimens had the parasite. The parasite was also found at Skilly near Newlyn, 29.05.18. This parasite appears to a new species or perhaps a non-native one, turbellarian parasites of opisthobranch molluscs are not at all common.

See - parasitic turbellarian 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.

Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland

The Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Helping to understand, identify, record, and conserve molluscs.

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.

Over 99% of the species records on APHOTOMARINE are open source but they are also copyright David Fenwick. Species records published on APHOTOMARINE may not be used on any database, list or distribution map, without a signed user agreement. Cornish records that appear on APHOTOMARINE are recorded using the ERICA database to benefit recording in Cornwall and scientific and historical recording in general. No financial benefit must be taken from any record produced by David Fenwick, records are of educational benefit only. Records by David Fenwick must ''never'' be financially traded.

 

 

 

Runcina coronata Crowned opistobranch sea slug images
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.