December 1, 2006
From: Philibert Bidgrain
Concerning message #15398:
We found three specimens of this species in Kelonia Center (a Marine Turtle Center).These specimens have a rounded anterior body margin and a protruding bubble shaped head, not truncated like in P. cyanea.
What's your opinion about these specimens?
Locality: Saint Leu, Reunion Island, Indian Ocean, 27 November 2006. Length: 20 to 45 mm. Photographer: Philibert Bidgrain and fFrançois Beudard.
firstname.lastname@example.orgBidgrain, P., 2006 (Dec 1) Philinopsis gardineri from Reunion Island. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/18703
As I said last year [message #15435], the high rounded bump on the head is a sure sign this is Philinopsis gardineri rather than P. cyanea. It is interesting to see animals with the yellow marks on the body. I can't recall seeing specimens of this species with such marks before, usually it is a uniform dark blue-black.
I would certainly be interested in photos of the egg mass of this species. We don't have any information on it.
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