Chelidonura electra from Solomons

January 25, 2000
From: Mary Jane Adams

Dear Bill,

Here is the Chelidonura electra I mentioned in my message about mating & trail-following in Chelidonura inornata. This species also traversed the sponge, apparently following the same mucous trail.

Divesite: "Tuhlagi Twin Tunnels, a coral reef in the Florida Group of the Solomon Islands,12 meters, November 24, 1999.

Mary Jane Adams

Adams, M.J., 2000 (Jan 25) Chelidonura electra from Solomons. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Mary Jane,
I think Chelidonura electra is one of the most beautiful of the opisthobranchs. It does not have the showiness or gaudy colours of a chomodorid but its simple lines and colour certainly give it class.

Bill Rudman.

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