November 28, 2003
From: Marina Poddubetskaia
Here is one more Thuridilla from Mayotte : I think it is Thuridilla hoffae and I'd like you to confirm it, please. The second specimen seems bluer than usual, but in fact the photo is overexposed (much more light than usual). The real colour was dark blue.
Each time I photographed this species (usually found under stones and dead corals), it tried to hide into some tiny hole somewhere in the rock. I lost 2 specimens like this.
Upper Photo 1:
November 11, 2003
Location: Handrema, Mayotte Island, France, Indian Ocean
Site: Banc Laclocheterie
Lower Photo 2:
November 05, 2003
Location: Mayotte Island, France, Indian Ocean
Site: Passe en S, buoy n° 3
firstname.lastname@example.orgPoddubetskaia, M., 2003 (Nov 28) Thuridilla hoffae from Mayotte. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/11525
Yes I'm sure this is Thuridilla hoffae.