May 11, 2007
From: Darja Tjioe
This animal seems to fit Flabellina exoptata, but I am not convinced. There are loads of these in the Northern Red Sea, mainly around 30, 40 metres and living and feeding on hydroids. Is this a colour variation of F. exoptata or is it another species?
Locality: Northern Red Sea, El Gouna, 25 to 40 with exeptions, Egypt, Red Sea, 2006, 2007, Deeper, on Hydroids, shady areas like in and around wrecks. Length: 2 to 5 cm. Photographer: Darja Tjioe.
Greetings from Gouna!
email@example.comTjioe, D.M., 2007 (May 11) Flabellina exoptata? from the Red Sea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19887
You were right to be doubtful. F. exoptata has quite distinctive papillate orange rhinophores while in your photo alongside, you can see they are smooth and purple. This is a species I am calling Flabellina sp.1. At one stage I thought it might be a form of F. rubrolineata. which sometimes lacks red lines, but again the rhinophores are wrong.
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