October 4, 2003
From: Keoki Stender
You are correct about the date, April 10, 2000. Thanks for the information on Thorunna's mantle glands. I'm glad it helps support your research.
firstname.lastname@example.orgStender, K., 2003 (Oct 4) Re: Thorunna daniellae from Midway. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/11088
I was right about the date but as you will see from Rebecca's message, I was wrong about the identification. Your animal is in fact Thorunna kahuna. The stuff I said about the mantle glands still hold true for the genus but it does raise the question of why so many species in the genus seem to lack these glands which are a pretty standard part of a chromodorids anatomy. One other thing it would be worth checking on if you get the chance is whether T. kahuna 'wiggles' its gills as it scrawling along. Almost all species of Thorunna exhibit this behaviour. The gills stand upright and rhythmically flick from side to side.
Re: Thorunna kahuna from Midway
From: Keoki Stender, October 5, 2003
Thorunna kahuna and T. daniellae
From: Rebecca F. Johnson, October 4, 2003
Radula of Thorunna kahuna
From: Rebecca Johnson, October 4, 2003
Thorunna daniellae from Midway
From: Keoki Stender, October 1, 2003