Re: Spurilla major from Turkey

March 7, 2008
From: M. Baki Yokes

Concerning message #21174:

Dear Tom and Bill,
Two years ago I have seen a specimen of this species in a laboratory aquarium at Michmoret (Israel, Mediterranean coast), which was collected off the university campus by the Ami Schlesinger from Tel Aviv University. The colour pattern of that specimen was exactly the same, but the rhinophores were much more like two thick brushes. I don't remember now which anemone it was feeding on, but, it showed the same kind of feeding behaviour as you reported on the  Spurilla australis Fact Sheet. It seems that it took two years for it to cross the Levantine basin.

Best regards

Yokes, M.B., 2008 (Mar 7) Re: Spurilla major from Turkey. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Baki,

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman


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