Runcina capreensis
Runcina capreensis
Runcina capreensis
Runcina capreensis
Back
Next
www.NaturaMalta.com
Runcina capreensis Mazzarelli, 1894
Runcina capreensis (collection data unavailable)
Very small species, elongated and rather flattish, found amongst algae. The cephalic shield is without tentacles and covers most of the body. A set of short gills is visible under the cephalic shield at the right posterior end. The anterior and most extreme posterior part of the cephalic shield is coloured a dirty white but the anterior part has a darker central area where a pair of eyes is present. The central part of the cephalic shield is a dark brown. White and black spots are present all over the cephalic shield with a 'band' of white and black spots present at the anterior part and a 'band' of black and white spots present at the posterior end. The foot is pale brown in colour, slightly wider than the cephalic shield at the most anterior part but extends by about ¼ of the animals length whilst in movement.
Size range: 1-5mm. Common.

Specific characteristics: The colour pattern on the cephalic shield, in particular the black spots, is very specific for this taxon.

Identification by Dr. A. Perrone
Links:
Marine species
2mm Dwejra, Gozo 1-3m depth 30/6/93
3mm Dwejra, Gozo 1-3m depth 30/6/93
Size unrecorded Wied iz-Zurrieq 4-5m depth 9/5/93
©2011-2014 All Rights Reserved. Design by Carmel Sammut.
This site is best viewed with Mozilla Firefox
Sitemap
Disclaimer & Privacy policy
RUNCINACEA
Runcinidae