January 9, 2007
From: Nils Anthes
Concerning message #13531:
Dear Bill and Julie,
I just happened to bump into Julie Marshall's pictures of Palisa sp. from Heron Island, realising that we have found presumably the same species previously on Lizard Island. I attach some pictures, showing both the whole animal as well as details of the rhinophores with the distinct papillae on the posterior side. Even more pronounced, the cerata are arranged in distinct arches The animal was sitting in dense algal mats on sandy Casuarina Beach.
Locality: Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, 3m, Queensland, Australia, Pacific Ocean, 18 December 2003, algae on sand. Length: 7mm. Photographer: Nils Anthes.
There is a photo of it as 'Aeolid sp'. in:
Wägele, H., I. Burghardt, N. Anthes, J. Evertsen, A. Klussmann-Kolb & G. Brodie (2006): Species diversity of Opisthobranch Molluscs from Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Suppl. 69: 33-60.
firstname.lastname@example.orgAnthes, N., 2007 (Jan 9) Palisa sp. from Lizard Island, Australia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19157