December 6, 2006
From: Ugo Gaggeri
Concerning message #10871:
I found this similar-looking nudi on Hexabranchus eggs, but in Nosy Be, Madagascar. Maybe it is the same?
Locality: Nosy Be, about 15 m, Madagascar, Indian Ocean, November 2006. Length: about 10 mm. Photographer: Ugo Gaggeri.
email@example.comGaggeri, U., 2006 (Dec 6) Favorinus cf. mirabilis eating Hexabranchus eggs. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/18892
I am afraid the photos in Yves Coze's message are not clear enough to be sure of the animal's identity so I tentatively identified it as F. japonicus. Your animal is definitely not that species and is one I am calling Favorinus cf mirabilis. We have a number of records of it feeding on Hexabranchus eggs. It seems a number of species of Favorinus feed on the eggs of Hexabranchus.
Favorinus cf. mirabilis from Reunion Is.
From: Sully Bachel, February 3, 2009
Favorinus cf. mirabilis from Mayotte
From: Marina Poddubetskaia, December 15, 2003
Favorinus cf. mirabilis from Mauritius
From: Marina Poddubetskaia, November 13, 2002
Re: Favorinus cf. mirabilis
From: Jim Anderson, July 31, 2002
Favorinus eating Hexabranchus eggs
From: Jim Anderson, July 28, 2002
Favorinus sp. 2? from Madagascar
From: Lindsay Warren, April 8, 2002
Favorinus from Okinawa
From: Bob Bolland, September 4, 1998