March 14, 2006
From: Terry Gosliner
I just remembered that I had promised to send you a photo of Hypselodoris lapislazuli from the Galapagos.
Locality: Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal Island, 10 m, Galapagos, Ecuador, September 1991. Length: 15 mm. Photographer: Terry Gosliner.
firstname.lastname@example.orgGosliner, T., 2006 (Mar 14) Hypselodoris lapislazuli from Galapagos Ids. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/16091
I'm glad I'm not the only one with long lists of 'things to do'. While prpearing a Fact Sheet for this species I noticed I needed to update the Fact Sheets for Mexichromis antonii and M. tura. What suprised me was just how similar thei colour patterns are. Both have the same 5-banded mantle margin, with a pair of inner 'milky' coloured almost 'lumpy' bands nearly merging anteriorly. They also both have colourless gills with deep purple tips. In fact M. antonii is almost an 'albino' form of M. tura. I would be interested in any comments or information on these two species.