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
Philine catena (Montagu, 1803) - A Sea slug (Sea slug images)
Sea slug
Philine catena
- found during sampling 1

Specimen above was found in a sample of coralline turf and sediment taken from a site on the extreme lowershore, east of the causeway to St. Michael's Mount, Marazion, Cornwall. 19.04.15.

Sea slug
Philine catena
- dorsal view in-situ 1

Specimen above was one of numerous specimens found in a sample of Coral Weed, Corallina officinalis, collected beyond the low tide level on an extremely low tide at Chimney Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall. 05.06.16.

Sea slug
Philine catena
- dorsal view live animal 1

Sea slug
Philine catena
- lateral view live animal 1

Sea slug
Philine catena
- lateral view live animal 2

Sea slug
Philine catena
- dorsal view shell 1

Sea slug
Philine catena
- ventral view shell 1

Sea slug
Philine catena
- with 0.1mm division rule 1

Above specimen found in a sample of Corallina officinalis, taken from East Pool, a named lowershore pool at Great Hogus, Marazion, Cornwall. 23.03.15. Images include the live animal, and its shell after saponification in bleach. The shell is important in identifying the species.

Sea slug
Philine catena
- shell with 0.1mm rule 1

Sea slug
Philine catena
- shell with 0.1mm rule 2

Sea slug
Philine catena
- shell with 0.1mm rule 3

Sea slug
Philine catena
- shell with 0.1mm rule 4

Sea slug
Philine catena
- shell with 0.1mm rule 5

Above specimen of shell from a private collection in Cornwall. 05.06.12.

Shell featured is approximately 2.2mm in length.

Sea slug
Philine catena
- radula teeth / microscope 1

Specimen above was found in a sample of fouling from a pontoon at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall, 05.10.18.

Scientific and European Names:
Philine catena, Bulla catena, Bullaea catina, Bullaea catenata Thorpe, Philine catena var. zona, Hermania catena.

Scientific and Common Names used are largely gained from from the WoRMS Database.

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.

Philine catena 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.