June 14, 2007
From: Rokus Groeneveld
After roaming your website a friend finally found the messages from Binyamin Koretz, concerning Aglajid sp. 9, both from the Red Sea .
As you probably see on the picture, there is a great similarity between my animal and Binyamin's.
Are we looking at another Aglajid sp. 9 from somewhere else? or is this another type? In this one it also looks like there's a shell inside, but of course I did not have a 'closer' look.
Locality: Jahir, Lembeh Strait, about 10 meters, Indonesia, Celebes Sea, 25 october 2006, black sandy bottom. Length: ca. 15 mm.. Photographer: Rokus Groeneveld.
firstname.lastname@example.orgGroeneveld, R, 2007 (Jun 14) Another Aglajid sp. 9 from Indonesia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19293
Yes I would say this is probably the same as Binyamin's species. The very high tentacular point to the posterior edge of the head shield is most unusual. The white mass inside the animal looks as though it could be a shell, but I suspect it is part of the visceral mass. Most aglajids have a thin flattened shell which is almost totally uncalcified and lies above the visceral mass. So in your animal I would think that a shell, if present, would be a thin layer you can't see, above that white mass.