February 7, 2005
From: Dong Bum Koh
Here are some photos of Goniodoris sp. taken during a night dive. One shows an adult crawling, the other of an animal in its egg ribbon.
In a separate message [message #13082] there are photos of Goniodoris laying eggs and two Favorinus tsuruganus eating the eggs.
Locality: Jeju Island. Hwa Soon Beach, South Korea. Depth: 4 m. Length: 30 mm. 19 Dec. 2004. Sandy bottom with Rock. Photographer: Youn Byung Ro
Dong Bum Koh
Koh D.B., 2005 (Feb 7) Goniodoris felis from South Korea.. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/12932
Thank you for these interesting photos, which I have split into 2 further messages, one showing Goniodoris and its eggs [message #13082], and another showng them being eaten by Favorinus tsuruganus [message #13000 ].
But firstly I would like to discuss the identity of this species. I think it is a pale form of Goniodoris felis. It is very similar to the painting accompanying Baba's original description of this species. Often this species has a pattern of dark brown patches, which are very small in the original painting. What this Korean animal has is the characteristic pattern of opaque white patches on the mantle. It also has a number of large opaque white masses around the mantle edge which I assume are glandular. These can't be seen in other photos on the Forum because the edge is usually all opaque white, but the white patches seem to match bumps which can be seen along the edge in other photos.
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From: Dong Bum Koh, February 7, 2005
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