Sakuraeolis gerberina from Japan

July 20, 2007
From: Jon Ellis

Hello Bill,

Thought you might like some additional pictures of Sakuraeolis gerberina. They were taken at Kaiyoukoun (IOP) in Izu, at the very end of the second point, at about 35 m. It was interesting to see them clustered on this one hydroid with Protaeolidiella atra, and its egg ribbons. On account of the depth I wasn't able to hang around for long and get all the pictures I wanted. However, I did return a month or so after these pictures were taken, and they were still there...

Locality: Kaiyoukouen, 35 m, Shizuouka, Japan, Pacific, 20 May 2007, Ocean facing outcrop at base of steep drop-off. Length: 75 mm. Photographer: Jon Ellis.


Ellis, J.J., 2007 (Jul 20) Sakuraeolis gerberina from Japan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Jon,
It's always good to get photos of these species which live on and eat the hydorid Solanderia.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2007 (Jul 20). Comment on Sakuraeolis gerberina from Japan by Jon Ellis. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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