September 10, 1999
From: Erwin Koehler
this one was also made by Udo Jansen, Duisburg, Germany, email:
at "Sinan Digan", Mindoro Is., Philippines, July 18, 1999, size 36 mm, depth 12 m
Is it Nembrotha chamberlaini?
Medslugs.Koehler@t-online.deKoehler, E., 1999 (Sep 10) Nembrotha cf chamberlaini from Philippines. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1321
Like the red-orange spotted group of Nembrotha species, I think this and Nembrotha sp. 8 , and their relationship to Nembrotha chamberlaini will only be sorted out when we know more about their anatomy and natural history.
One clue may be the small blue ascidians that this species seems to be interested in in the photo. I wonder what it and the other species? or forms? feed on.