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
Calma gobioophaga Calado & Urgorri, 2002 - A Goby-egg eating sea slug
Goby-egg eating sea slug
Calma gobioophaga
- out of water with Goby eggs 1

Goby-egg eating sea slug
Calma gobioophaga
- out of water with Goby eggs 2

Goby-egg eating sea slug
Calma gobioophaga
- out of water with Goby eggs 3

Goby-egg eating sea slug
Calma gobioophaga
- placed on weed in container 1

Goby-egg eating sea slug
Calma gobioophaga
- placed on weed in container 2

Goby-egg eating sea slug
Calma gobioophaga
- placed on weed in container 3

Goby-egg eating sea slug
Calma gobioophaga
- placed on weed in container 4

The species was found on the lowershore, under a rock, and typically within a clutch of Goby eggs on which it feeds. The animal was a juvenile of the species and just 4-5mm in length. Images of species taken at Hayle, Cornwall. 14.03.13.

The species was confirmed by Gonçalo Calado who authored the species. He said this was perhaps the nothernmost confirmed record of the species. I am very grateful for his help with the identification.

More information about this unusual species can be found on the Sea Slug Forum.

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.

Calma gobioophaga Goby egg eating sea slug mollusc 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.