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
Pruvotfolia pselliotes (Labbé, 1923) - A facelinid sea slug (Sea slug images)
Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- dorsal view 1

Specimen above was found on weed washing large brown algae from pontoons at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall, 02.11.18.

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- dorsal view 2

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- dorsal view 3

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- dorsal view 4

Specimen above was found on weed washing large brown algae from pontoons at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall, 28.09.17.

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- dorsal view 5

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- dorsal view 6

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- lateral view contracted 1

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- rhinophore 1

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- rhinophore 2

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- cerata 1

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- hooked cerata 1

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- with 0.1mm division rule 1

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- with 0.1mm division rule 2

Specimen above appears to be a large sub-adult specimen of approx. 12.0mm in length. It was found on the side of a lobster creel that had been originally lifted from the water off Pendeen, West Cornwall, 28.09.17. Species kindly verified by João Pedro Silva. The identification means that all the juveniles featured below are of the same species, which is a very recent arrival to the UK.

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- juvenile 1

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- juvenile 2

Juvenile specimen above found in a sample taken from the lowershore on an extra low tide at Hannafore, West Looe, Cornwall, 01.02.18.

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- subadult / dorsal view 1

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- subadult / dorsal view 2

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- subadult / dorsal view 3

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- subadult / dorsal view 4

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- subadult / hooked cerata 1

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- subadult / rhinophores 1

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- subadult / oral tentacle 1

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- subadult / foot tentacles and mouth 1

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- subadult with 0.1mm division rule (specimen contracted) 1

Juvenile specimen above was found on weed washing large brown algae from pontoons at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall, 15.08.17.

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- juvenile 3

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- juvenile 4

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- with 0.1mm division rule 3

Juvenile specimen above, smaller than the specimen above it, was found on weed washing large brown algae from pontoons at Newlyn Marine, Newlyn, Cornwall, 30.08.17.

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- dorsal view 7

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- dorsal view anterior 1

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- radula teeth 1

Facelinid sea slug
Pruvotfolia pselliotes
- radula teeth 2

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

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.

Pruvotfolia pselliotes facelinidae 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.