Molluscs

It's a phylum that I like very much. Specially Cuttlefish & Octopus which are often curious and also the small colorfull seaslugs.

 

The mollusc phylum ("soft body") groups 5 classes :

  • Cephalopods with cuttlefish, octopotus, squid...
  • Gastropods with sea snails (limpet, rough turbo, ...) seaslugs (tricolore doris, stripped tritonia, orange godiva, ...)
  • Lamellibranchs/bivalves with the fan mussel, lima, flask-shell, mussels, oysters...
  • Polyplacophora primarily the chiton
  • Scaphopods with the common tusk

In the videos below, you will find species that we meet very frequently in the Gulf of Aigues-Mortes. 

 

I invite you to (re)discover them and come here to watch them underwater! 

Next videos: Hope's elysia, Bivalves, Cuttlefish by night...



Common octopus

Octopus vulgaris

Common cuttlefish

Sepia officinalis



Withe-spotted or Long-armed octopus

Callistoctopus macropus

Squid

Loligo spp. 



Blue facelina

Facelina auriculata

Tricolor doris

Felimare tricolor



Striped tritonia

Tritonia striata

Villafranca doris

Felimare villafranca



Areole doris

Doriopsilla areolata

Fontandrau’s Doris

Felimare fontandraui





Pink doris

Felimida purpurea

Krohn's doris

Felimida krohni



Red buds diaphorodoris

Diaphorodoris papillata

Diaphorodoris

Diaphorodoris alba



Big flower doris

Dendrodoris grandiflora

Mottled doris

Dendrodoris limbata



Orange Godiva

Dondice banyulensis

Yellow tylodina / Umbrella slug

Tylodina perversa



Trapania

Trapania maculata

Purple-yellow spotted doris

Felimida luteorosea



Gorgonian Tritonia

Tritonia nilsodhneri 

Hope’s elysia, Thuridilla

Thuridilla hopei



Pink coryphella

Edmundsella pedata

Pink flabellina

Flabellina affinis



Hervia

Cratena peregrina

Spotted/ringed berthella

Berthella ocellata



Triton

Charonia lampas


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