March 3, 2005
From: Oren Lederman
Is this some unknown Thuridilla?
Note that these are 3 different specimans. This species was found on almost all the dive sites I visited on this weekend, and Ii have never seen it before. Must be the right season... Most of them were pretty small (~1 cm) but we also found a 2.5 - 3 cm one.
Locality: Eilat Bay, Israel, Red Sea. Depth: 5-25 meters, Length: 0.5 - 2.5 cm. 17 Feb 2005. Photographer: Oren Lederman
Lederman, O., 2005 (Mar 3) Thuridilla from the Red Sea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/13208
It certainly looks like a species of Thuridilla. The very distinctive colour pattern, especially the bands on the rhinophores, should make it recognisable, but I don't recognise it. Perhaps Terry Gosliner or Kathe Jensen can help us out.