Siphopteron sp. 4? from the Philippines

January 14, 2004
From: Erwin Koehler


Dear Bill,
here are 2 shots of what I think to be either Siphopteron sp. 4 or something else. It is from Lipayo, Negros Oriental Is., Philippines Ids, divesite "El Dorado" housereef.
The specimens in my earlier message from Cabilao had white borders and a white ring at the end (dont know how it is called), this specimen from Negros Oriental has red borders and a red ring. This would clearly make it NOT to be Sagaminopteron ornatum.

Any help is welcome.

data
length: 8mm
depth: 9m
date: 25 Oct. 2003
Regards
Erwin

Erwin@Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com

Koehler, E., 2004 (Jan 14) Siphopteron sp. 4? from the Philippines. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/11705

Thanks Erwin,
It's possible that this is the same as your earlier animal from Cabilao, but we don't really know enough about colour variability in these species yet to be sure. It's nice to get the photo of their egg mass.
Best wishes
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2004 (Jan 14). Comment on Siphopteron sp. 4? from the Philippines by Erwin Koehler. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/11705

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