February 26, 2000
From: Sandra Millen
Hi Bill & Anne,
I think the mystery aeolid is Learchis evelinae Edmunds & Just, 1983 because they mention orange cheek lines, orange at the base of the rhinophores and smooth rhinophores. I have examined a similar specimen and the extra bursa they use to distinguish it from L. poica is not very distinct (just a swelling) so they may turn out to be the same species. Keep an eye out for one with annulate rhinophores. Good photo.
Department of Zoology,
University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V6T 1Z4
firstname.lastname@example.orgMillen, S., 2000 (Feb 26) Learchis poica or Learchis evelinae?. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1976
The plot thickens! I think I'll leave it as L. poica at present in case the discussion continues. I don't want to have to change filenames etc more than once.