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
Rostanga rubra (Risso, 1818) - Red doris (Sea slug images)
Red doris
Rostanga rubra
- dorsal view 1

Red doris
Rostanga rubra
- dorsal view 2

Red doris
Rostanga rubra
- dorsal view anterior 1

Red doris
Rostanga rubra
- dorsal view posterior / gills 1

Specimen above was found in a scrape sample of fouling taken from a pontoon at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall, 08.02.17.

Red doris
Rostanga rubra
- 3mm long juvenile 1

Red doris
Rostanga rubra
- 3mm long juvenile 2

Specimen above was found under a rock in a pool on the lowershore at Gyllyngvase, Falmouth, Cornwall, 06.12.14.

Red doris
Rostanga rubra
- dorsal view 3

Specimen above was found in a scrape sample of fouling taken from a pontoon at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall, 08.06.15. The specimen was found on the sponge that it eats.

Red doris
Rostanga rubra
- spicules around eyes and rhinophores / microscope 1

Red doris
Rostanga rubra
- spicules around eye and rhinophore / microscope 1

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

Red doris
Rostanga rubra
- at Carnsew Pool, Hayle 1

Specimen above was found under a rock on the lowershore at Carnsew Pool, Hayle, Cornwall, 20.04.12.

Red doris
Rostanga rubra
- in rockpool 1

Red doris
Rostanga rubra
- in rockpool 2

Red doris
Rostanga rubra
- in rockpool 3

Specimens above were found on the lowershore at Spit Point, Par, near St. Austell, Cornwall, 12.04.09 and 17.05.10;

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.

Rostanga rubra Red Doris
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.