November 7, 2006
From: Hugues Flodrops
Concerning message #14792:
I'm sending you a new picture I took today, and I think it is Siphopteron michaeli.
Locality: Hermitage beach, 0,5 metre, Reunion Island, Indian Ocean, 29 october 2006. Length: 3 mm. Photographer: Hugues Flodrops.
It was very difficult to find it because of its size. Perhaps the substrate in the algae is its food and it may be a good place for hiding.
firstname.lastname@example.orgFlodrops.H, 2006 (Nov 7) Siphopteron michaeli from Reunion Island. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/18157
Thanks for the photo. I think the algae it is on is a species of Padina. The white layers you can see are bands of calcification and I am pretty sure that Padina is the only genus of brown algae that has a calcified skeleton like this. It is certainly possible that there are some small animals living in the algae which Siphopteron feeds on. Unfortunately we seem to have no clues on what they are!
Re: Siphopteron michaeli - Feeding?
From: Hugues Flodrops, April 17, 2008
Siphopteron michaeli from Reunion Island
From: Hugues Flodrops, January 30, 2007
Re: Siphopteron michaeli from Reunion Island
From: Hugues Flodrops, November 14, 2006
Siphopteron not Gastropteron michaeli
From: Philibert Bidgrain, September 23, 2005
Gastropteron michaeli from Reunion Is., Indian Ocean
From: P. Bidgrain, September 19, 2005