May 26, 2007
From: Clay Carlson
Concerning message #19867:
Here is a shell to go along with Nerida's 'miniham'. Her posting spreads the distribution of 'C.36' a bit further south. Last year, Michael Schroedl sent us a photo of the same species from Fiji.
The tail of this animal as well as one of our other minihams appears to be defensive in nature. At least, when attacked by an eye-dropper, the animal jerked back to it's point of attachment. This is when we found them on mats of cyanobacteria.
Locality: Toguon Bay, 7, Guam, 23 March 1988. Length: [shell 3.3 x 2.2mm], specimen 4.5mm excluding tail. Photographer: Carlson & Hoff.
Clay & Patty Jo
firstname.lastname@example.orgCarlson & Hoff, 2007 (May 26) Re: Long-tailed mini haminoeid from New South Wales. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19956
I had always associated long sticky 'tails' with adaptations for 'hanging on' such as Stylocheilus longicauda living on floating algae in the open sea, but it of course makes perfect sense if some animals use a sticky tail for pulling the body away from danger. Very interesting
Long-tailed mini haminoeid from New South Wales
From: Nerida Wilson, May 7, 2007
Re: Haminoeid from Kerama Id
From: C. Carlson & P.J. Hoff, October 13, 2000
Diaphanid from Kerama Id is haminoeid
From: C. Carlson & P.J. Hoff, October 10, 2000
A diaphanid from Kerama Island?
From: Atsushi Ono , October 9, 2000
Is this an opisthobranch?
From: Atsushi Ono, August 11, 1999
Re: is this an opisthobranch?
From: C. Carlson & P.J.Hoff, August 11, 1999