March 8, 2000
From: Clay Bryce
Here is a another phyllidiid from the Marquesas.
It matches Fryeria guamensis - Except for the marginal pustules that appear to be different from the description all the rest fits. There is no foot stripe and the visceral envelope does appear to shade from dark to light anteriorly
- although it is not "very dark" as described by Brunckhorst.
Data: Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Is., 25m on rocky slope, 20/10/99
All the best,
firstname.lastname@example.orgBryce, C., 2000 (Mar 8) Fryeria guamensis? from the Marquesas Ids. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/2040
If this is F. guamensis it is certainly a large range extension to the east. As far as I know it is presently only known from Guam. As you say it seems to differ in having a continuous band of small blue tubercles around the mantle edge.