November 14, 2007
From: Jeff Goddard
Concerning message #20643:
I checked Thompson and Brown's (1984) monograph for an illustration of the egg mass of Limacia clavigera, and they depict a spirally wound, thick cord containing small eggs, so it is unlikely that the ribbon-shaped egg mass with large eggs in Joao Pedro Silva's message [#20643] belongs to this species.
Based on information in the recent paper by Sanchez Tocino et al. (2007), as well as Joao Pedro's image in message #16878 of Hypselodoris villafranca mating out in the open on algae, I suspect that the egg mass in message #20643 was laid by H. villafranca. I will, however, defer to the opinion of my colleagues more familiar with the fauna of the NE Atlantic.
Sanchez Tocino, L., A. Ocana, F. J. Garcia and J. L. Cervera. 2007. Description of the egg masses and development of some Doridoidea (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) from southern Iberian Peninsula. Iberus25(1):1-20.
Thompson, T.E. and G.H. Brown. 1984. Biology of Opisthobranch Molluscs Vol II. Ray Society, London.
firstname.lastname@example.orgGoddard, J.H.R., 2007 (Nov 14) Re: Limacia clavigera and possible egg mass. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/20779
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From: Dominique Horst, March 21, 2008
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