February 23, 2005
From: Dr. Jacob Dafni
I was given these two pictures taken by a local diver, and I have not the slightest idea what is it. My best guess is a slug, possibly related to Ceratosoma sinuata (where I saw in your site green and speckled specimens). Yet I am not convinced that it is a mollusc at all. Does it ring a bell for you?
Locality: Dekel Beach, Eilat. Israel, Red Sea. Depth: 7-8 m. Length: ca 5 cm. February 19, 2005. among coral rubble. Photographer: Shmulik Shrenkel.
firstname.lastname@example.orgDafni, J., 2005 (Feb 23) Oxynoe from the Red Sea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/13195
This is a particularly brightly coloured specimen of the sacoglossan 'bubble-shell' Oxynoe viridis. In the close-up, which I have posted alongside my comments it seem to be trying to eat the end of what looks like a bit of coral rubble. Perhaps there are traces of its algal food there. The parapodial flaps have completely enclosed the shell in Shmulik's photos but often in this species quite a bit of the shell is visible. It is colourless, but the brightly coloured mantle can be seen through the shell.
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