April 18, 2006
From: Vie Panyarachun
I photograhed this animal a few days ago and would like a species ID please. Thank you.
Locality: Tachai Pinnacle near Ko Tachai, 13 metres, Thailand, Andaman Sea, 15 April 2006, hard coral/rubble. Length: approx. 2.5 cm. Photographer: Vie Panyarachun.
firstname.lastname@example.orgPanyarachun, V., 2006 (Apr 18) Chelidonura punctata from Thailand. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/16377
This is a nice find. It is a species, Chelidonura punctata which was only known from East Africa until the Forum participants started finding it as far east as Burma and Thailand. It is a good example of how interested amateurs can play an important role in building up our knowledge of these animals.
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