Siphopteron sp. from the Philippines

September 13, 2003
From: Erwin Koehler

Dear Bill,
These 2 specimens were identified by Juan Lucas Cervera as an undescribed Siphopteron. It is characterised by a pale pink/whitish colour, white borders at the parapodia and by the bright red siphons.

The shots are from the Philippines, Cabilao island, divesite "Lighthouse".
data:
length 7 + 9mm
depth 16m
date 04 May 2003
Photo: Erwin Koehler

Regards,
Erwin

Erwin@Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com

Koehler, E., 2003 (Sep 13) Siphopteron sp. from the Philippines. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/10945

Thanks Erwin,
The orange-red siphon and flagellum, and the opaque whitish edge to the parapodia, suggest this could be a pale version of Siphopteron quadrispinosum. It looks quite like the photo in Gosliner (1989), but clearly we know little about colour variability in these species at present.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B, 2003 (Sep 13). Comment on Siphopteron sp. from the Philippines by Erwin Koehler. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/10945

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