Thuridilla carlsoni from Indonesia

February 12, 2008
From: Mirjam Broos

Dear Bill,

I really have no clue. The rhinophores are pretty big. Can you help me out?

Locality: Tulemben wreck, 5 metre, Indonesia, Bali, Indian ocean, 02 april 2007. Photographer: Geert Prast.


Broos, M., 2008 (Feb 12) Thuridilla carlsoni from Indonesia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Mirjam,

When you see an animal with only one set of rhinophores like this you can be pretty sure it is a sacoglossan sea slug not a nudibranch. This is Thuridilla carlsoni

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2008 (Feb 12). Comment on Thuridilla carlsoni from Indonesia by Mirjam Broos. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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