February 9, 2000
From: Erwin Koehler
Who is the author of the genus Ventomnestia?
Medslugs.Koehler@t-online.deKoehler, E., 2000 (Feb 9) Re: Ventomnestia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1875
It was named by Iredale for a small 6mm long shell dredged from Sydney Harbour, and thought by him to look quite like Cylichna bizona A.Adams.
To my knowledge no one has studied the anatomy of the type species, Ventomnestia colorata, so until living specimens are found, the use of the genus name Ventomnestia will be problematic.
•Iredale, T. (1936) Australian molluscan notes, 2. Records of the Australian Museum, 19(5): 267-340.Rudman, W.B., 2000 (Feb 9). Comment on Re: Ventomnestia by Erwin Koehler. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1875