Southwest Florida Shells

José H. Leal

Onchidella floridana

(Dall, 1885)

Family Onchidiidae

Florida Onchidella

Size to 15 mm; this sea slug is covered with small tubercles scattered on a velvet-like surface. The tentacles are very prominent. Color slate-gray or grayish-green. Onchidellas browse on algae at low tide, living in crevices in oysters reefs and other back-bay habitats. This photo was taken by Jake Mitchell on an oyster reef in Marco River.

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