April 29, 2006
From: Marina Poddubetskaia Ossokine
To complete my previous message [#16427], here are the related hydroid Aglaophenia and some egg-ribbons.
Locality: 'La digue', Port-Leucate , 3m, France, Mediterranean, 16 May 2005. Length: (5) : 6mm / (6) : 3mm. Photographer: Marina Poddubetskaia Ossokine.
Poddubetskaia Ossokine, M., 2006 (Apr 29) Doto koenneckeri - food and eggs. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/16428
Thanks for this very useful background information. It's always a happy sight in the field to see a clump of hydroids with white egg masses on them like this, as it often means that adult slugs will be there. Unfortunately it can sometimes be a message that the adults have done their job and either died, or eaten all the polyps and left to look for food elsewhere.
Doto koenneckeri feeding, laying eggs and predation ?
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Doto koenneckeri from French Mediterranean
From: Marina Poddubetskaia Ossokine, April 29, 2006
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