Corambe? from Jamaica

October 13, 2003
From: Ross W. Gundersen

Dear Bill:
Here is another sea slug from Jamaica. As I said in my first message, all specimens were collected from St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica, West Indies. Photo: R. Gundersen.

Here is a possible species of Corambe. 4 mm in length. Found under rock on back reef at 1 m depth. Associated with bryozoans. Upper surface appears mesh like.

Best wishes,

Gundersen, R.W., 2003 (Oct 13) Corambe? from Jamaica. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Ross,
This is almost certainly the same animal as the one Colin Redfern tentatively identified as Corambe obscura (Verrill, 1870) [Redfern, 2001]. However I think I can see a circlet of gills in the postero-dorsal midline? Have you by chance another photo, or a higher resolution scan I could check? If there is such a circlet of gills then it can't be a corambid which has the gills below the mantle in the posterior midline. If there are dorsal gills it could be a species of Onchidoris which feed on encrusting bryozoans and can have quite good camouflage colouration
Best wishes
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2003 (Oct 13). Comment on Corambe? from Jamaica by Ross W. Gundersen. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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