Dunga ocellata from New Caledonia

March 2, 2005
From: Bill Rudman

To accompany my other messages on Dunga ocellata [message #13245 ], here is a record of specimens from New Caledonia.

Locality: Passe du Baron, off Koumac, New Caledonia, 20°33.7'S, 164°10.3'E, 12m,  In lagoon, sand with Heteropsammia, 14 October 1993,  5, 6, 6,10 mm long alive, AM C200481. Photos: Bill Rudman.

In these specimens opaque white speckling is quite prominent, but the reddish brown spots and reddish rings are also present. This is the first record of the species from the Pacific Ocean.

Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2005 (Mar 2) Dunga ocellata from New Caledonia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/13239

This photo of the head shows the tentaculate anterior foot corners, the white specling and red-brown spots on the head. On the ceras the pink and yellow bands near the tip are evident and the red rings around the level of the pustules.


Dunga ocellata

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