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
Rubramoena sp. "Newlyn Fenwick A" - A trinchesiid nudibranch / sea slug (Sea slug images)
Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- dorsal view typical specimen 1

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- dorsal view typical specimen 2

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- dorsal view of the anterior of a typical specimen 1

Specimen above found in a small sample of algae collected from pontoons at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall, 22.10.18.

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- mature specimen - dorsal 1

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- mature specimen ventral 1

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- front view of head 1

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- front view of head 2

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- side view of head 1

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- group of individuals 1

Specimens above found on washing large brown algae e.g. Wakame and Furbelows from pontoons at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall, 15.08.17.

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- dorsal view 1

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- lateral view 1

Specimen above found in a sample taken from a pontoon at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall, 03.10.15.

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- dorsal view 2

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- dorsal view 3

Specimen above found in a sample taken from a pontoon at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall, 10.07.15.

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- lateral view 2

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- lateral view 3

Specimen above found in a sample taken from a pontoon at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall, 11.08.15.

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- juvenile 1

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- juvenile 2

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- juvenile 3

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- cerata under microscope 1

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- cerata under microscope 2

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- close-up of cerata under compound microscope 1

Specimens above found in a sample collected from pontoons at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall, 20.10.14 and 18.09.18.

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- juvenile 4

Specimen above found in a sample collected from washing holdfasts of the large brown algae Furbelows at Battery Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall. 25.07.17.

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- juvenile 5

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- juvenile 6

Trinchesiid nudibranch
Rubramoena
"Newlyn Fenwick A"
- juvenile 7

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

A small juvenile specimen of this species was found at Lee Bay, North Devon, 22.09.17. Specimens have also been found in Portugal. Finding a specimen at Lee Bay rather suggests this species is native but it might also be a migrant that has been here for some time.

This species has recently been sequenced and has been found not to be Rubramoena amoena. The species is a new species to science and is currently being studied in detail and a paper will be published in due course. Thanks go to Bernard Picton and others that are currently involved in researching this species.

The species has been given the name Rubramoena sp. "Newlyn Fenwick A" by the Natural History Museum as a provisional name until publication, and so that records can be added to the NBN Atlas.

Also see - Rubramoena sp. (Newlyn 15.08.20)

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.

Rubramoena Newlyn Fenwick A sp nov trinchesiidae trinchesiid nudibranch 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.