October 15, 2005
From: Gary Cobb
Attached are pics I took of what appears to be some kind of Chelidonura found intertidally off Mooloolaba. Can you ID this beautiful animal? I have never seen it before. It was found in a shallow crack holding water on a dry rock platform 2m from shore!
Locality: Alexandra Headland, Mooloolaba, sthn Queensland, Australia. Length: 30mm, 04 October 2005. Intertidal. Photographer: Gary Cobb
Cobb, G., 2005 (Oct 15) Aglajid from southern Queensland. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/14941
I am pretty sure this is a colour form of Chelidonura fulvipunctata. It normally has a distinctive white W mark on the head, but in your animal, which is so light in colour, the mark is not easy to make out. Its long thin tapering left 'tail' is also quite distinctive. Bob Burn (1966) described it from Coolangatta, sthn Qld as C. conformata.
Re: Aglajid from southern Queensland
From: Gary Cobb, October 18, 2005
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From: Binyamin Koretz, April 23, 2005
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From: Denis Riek, March 8, 2005
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From: Denis Riek, March 12, 2004
Chelidonura fulvipunctata from Lord Howe Island
From: W.B. Rudman, January 16, 2003
Chelidonura fulvipunctata from South Africa
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