February 24, 2005
From: Oren Lederman
Here is a nudibranch I recently photographed at Eilat that I can't identify.
Locality: North beach, Eilat Bay, Israel, Red Sea.
Depth: ~20 meters. Length: ~1 cm. 18 Feb 2005. Photographer: Oren Lederman
firstname.lastname@example.orgLederman, O., 2005 (Feb 24) Thorunna africana from the Red Sea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/13216
This is an interesting find. To my knowledge this is only the third time that this species has been recorded. It is Thorunna africana, which I named some years ago from specimens from Tanzania and the Sudanese Red Sea. Species of Thorunna are quite small, for chromodorids, and one characteristic feature is that the gills are held upright in a goblet-shaped group, and they wave rhythmically as the animal crawls along.
Thorunna africana from Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
From: Vishal Bhave, April 15, 2010
Hunchbacked Thorunna africana
From: Oren Lederman, March 25, 2006
Re: Thorunna africana from the Red Sea
From: Oren Lederman, August 15, 2005
Thorunna africana from the Red Sea
From: Oren Lederman, August 12, 2005