May 30, 2005
From: Mente Suzenaar
Here are some pictures I took two weeks ago in the Red Sea, Sharm el Sheikh, Anemone City. I think it is a Glossodoris charlottae, but correct me if I am wrong. This year we saw a lot of slugs, most of them
Chromodoris quadrirocolor so this one was a nice exception!
Locality: Sharm el Sheikh - Anemone City, Egypt. Red Sea. Depth: 12 mtrs. Length: 35 mm. 6 May 2005. Coral / Sandy. Photographer: Mente Suzenaar
Suzenaar M.J.J., 2005 (May 30) New record of Chromodoris charlottae from Red Sea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/13912
Thanks very much for these photos. They give us a much better idea of the colour pattern than we had from earlier photos on the Forum. Two of the photos, which I have put in a separate message [#13872 ] are very interesting because they show a mantle flapping behaviour known only from a group of Chromodoris species. This made me wonder if this was really a species of Glossodoris and on reviewing Schroedl's description I am sure it is indeed a species of Chromodoris. I discuss this in a separate message [#13868 ]. Your message is another example of how the Forum is enabling amateurs to participate in the process of finding, accumulating and building new knowledge on the life around us.