October 22, 2003
From: Colin Redfern
Concerning Ross Gundersen's message which you have suggested may be Spurilla creutzbergi
Attached is an additional view of the 10mm animal figured as Spurilla sp. in Bahamian Seashells (pl. 121, fig. 746A), together with a closeup of one of the rhinophores. It was collected from a Thalassia blade in 1m at Whale Cay, Abaco, Bahamas on June 26, 1995.
I'm pretty certain that this is the same species that Ross Gundersen has recorded from Jamaica, but these photos show that the rhinophores have oblique lamellae, rather than tubercles.
Lucas Cervera has been studying this species, and will no doubt be interested to learn of Ross' records from Jamaica.
firstname.lastname@example.orgRedfern, C., 2003 (Oct 22) Spurilla sp. from the Bahamas. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/11308
I will move Ross Gundersen's animal to a Page. As you show in these photos, the rhinophores are lamellate not papillate. This leaves me with another puzzle I am posting today - another aeolid from Ross, which seems quite like your photos of S. creutzbergi but with lamellate rhinophores