Re: Roboastra sp. from Brazil

December 2, 2003
From: Marta Pola

Dear Dr. Rudman,
My name is Marta Pola. I am a spanish PhD student who is making a world wide revision of the subfamily Nembrothinae. I am sure that the species of Roboastra from Brazil in Marcelo Krause's message is an unnamed species. It would be great if someone could collect some specimens in orden to describe it.

In addition, I would be make aware that a few days ago a description of a new species of Roboastra from Cape Verde was published. Therefore, R. europaea is not the only species of Roboastra from the Atlantic Ocean anymore.

The reference of this paper is:
• Pola et al (2003). The genus Roboastra in the Atlantic Ocean. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, V. 54 (22): 381-392

Best regards,

Pola, M., 2003 (Dec 2) Re: Roboastra sp. from Brazil. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Marta,
I look forward to seeing your paper. I would be happy to include the species in the Forum if you would like to send me a photo and a summary
Best wishes
Bill Rudman


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