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
Antiopella cristata (delle Chiaje, 1841) syn. Janolus cristatus - Crested aeolis (Sea slug images)
Crested aeolis
Antiopella cristata
syn. Janolus cristatus
- on black background 1

Crested aeolis
Antiopella cristata
syn. Janolus cristatus
- on black background 2

Crested aeolis
Antiopella cristata
syn. Janolus cristatus
- on black background 3

Crested aeolis
Antiopella cristata
syn. Janolus cristatus
- on black background 4

Crested aeolis
Antiopella cristata
syn. Janolus cristatus
- juvenile in-situ 1

Specimens above found under a rock on the lowershore near Smeaton's Pier, St. Ives, Cornwall. 26.09.14. Species found in close proximity to the bryozoan Bugula turbinata.

Crested aeolis
Antiopella cristata
- egg mass 1

Crested aeolis
Antiopella cristata
- egg mass 2

Crested aeolis
Antiopella cristata
- larva from egg mass 1

Crested aeolis
Antiopella cristata
- larva from egg mass 2

Egg mass above found on a vertical rock face near the low tide mark at Watermouth Cove (private beach), near Ilfracombe, Devon, 13.06.18.

Crested aeolis
Antiopella cristata
- lateral view 1

Specimens above found on washing large brown algae at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall, 31.07.17.

Crested aeolis
Antiopella cristata
- juvenile 1

Crested aeolis
Antiopella cristata
- juvenile 2

Juvenile 3-4mm specimens above found on a sample of bryozoan turf, taken from under a rock on the low water mark. Specimen found at Porthpean, near St. Austell, Cornwall. 06.04.15. The bryozoan Bugula turbinata was found in the sample of bryozoan turf.

Crested aeolis
Antiopella cristata
- juvenile 3

Crested aeolis
Antiopella cristata
- radula teeth 1

Crested aeolis
Antiopella cristata
- radula teeth 2

Specimen above was found on weed washing large brown algae from pontoons at Newlyn Marine, Newlyn, Cornwall, 04.10.18.

Crested aeolis
Antiopella cristata
- with parasitic copepod 1

Crested aeolis
Antiopella cristata
- with parasitic copepod 2

Crested aeolis
Antiopella cristata
- with parasitic copepod 3

Crested aeolis
Antiopella cristata
- out of water on stone 1

Crested aeolis
Antiopella cristata
- out of water close-up 1

Images of species taken at Spit Point, Par, near St. Austell, Cornwall. 15.06.10. A Copepod, Doridicola agilis, seen as orange spots, can also be seen on the images.

'Crested aeolis'. Ref: Shell Life by Edward Step, 1901.

Scientific and European Names:
Antiopella cristata, Janolus cristatus, Blauwtipje, Antiopelle, Antiopella, Lanolo.

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.

Antiopella cristata Janolus cristatus Crested aeolis 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.