Philinopsis depicta color forms

August 27, 2005
From: Anne DuPont

Dear Bill,
In the southern Bahamas this past winter I was able to find and photograph Philinopsis depicta. (Although the numbers were far less than past winters, and the specimens photographed were much smaller than in past years). Here are two color forms.

Upper:The Brown specimen was photographed on December 17, 2005, 6 feet of water, Stocking Island, Exumas, Bahamas and the size was approximately 12mm.
Lower:The spotted specimen was photographed on January 9, 2005, in 5 feet of water at Sand Dollar Beach, Stocking Island, Exumas, Bahamas, and the size was approximately 9mm.

They both were found crawling on the sand during the day.
Anne DuPont
Delray Beach, FL

DuPont, A., 2005 (Aug 27) Philinopsis depicta color forms. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Anne,
Bill Rudman

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