Sea slugs of Reunion Island

February 12, 2005
From: Philibert Bidgrain

I'm member of a French association  Vie Océane which is composed of scientists from the Reunion University, teachers of biology, students, divers, photographs, etc... Our aim is to popularise the scientific research associated with the reef ecosystem in Reunion Island. We also take part in research programs as health coral reef monitoring or biodiversity studies;

During our work we have the opportunity to continue the work begun by Dr Maurice Jay who has greatly contributed to the knowledge of Reunion molluscs and in particular, of sea slugs. We are trying to identify the sea slugs present in Reunion Island and present them in a little local forum website.

At the present time, there are 51 different species on line (but we may get to more than one hundred). I will be sending photos of these 51 to the Forum because sometimes I'm not entirely sure of these identifications. Many of them have not yet been reported in Reunion Island in your forum website..
It will be great if you can help us.

Philibert Bidgrain
Reunion Island

Bidgrain, P., 2005 (Feb 12) Sea slugs of Reunion Island. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Philibert,
Thanks for this valuable contribution. I will gradually post your records as I get a spare moment or two. As I am sure the number of species you find will continue to grow, I think rather than posting a static list on the Forum, it is best if anyone wanting a list of species recorded from Reunion Island can generate an up to date list by doing a Search on the Forum for 'Reunion'.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2005 (Feb 12). Comment on Sea slugs of Reunion Island by Philibert Bidgrain. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from