September 12, 2007
From: Kathe R. Jensen
Concerning message #20692:
This is just correct an often repeated mistake. Bergh's paper from 1888 comprise species collected from Mauritius and surrounding small islands. One of these islands is named Ile de Fouquet (I am not sure about the spelling, and I don't have Bergh's paper at home). The mistake can probably be traced to Index Nudibranchia by Henry Russell, in which the name of this island has mistakenly been identified as the popular tourist resort island Phuket in Thailand. However, the correct type locality is near Mauritius.
email@example.comJensen, K.R., 2007 (Sep 12) Re: Cerberilla africana ? from South Africa. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/20707
Thanks for that. Like you, I didn't have Bergh at home when I wrote that comment and relied on Index Nudibranchia to check the reference. I must say I was puzzled at 'Thailand' because I thought all the animals on the Plate were from Mauritius. Next time I should go with my instincts. For those of you who haven't yet read my comment on message #20692 I said that C. moebii was from Thailand. I have corrected my comment from 'Thailand' to 'Mauritius' so the mistake is not perpetuated.