Cephalaspid mating behaviour

April 16, 2008
From: Nils Anthes

Concerning message #21525:

Dear Bill,

We have summarised recent observations on mating behaviour and egg-laying in 29 species (or forms) belonging to the family Aglajidae and 7 species belonging to Gastropteridae in the study listed below. It also contains references to more specific studies on mating strategies in a subset of species such as Chelidonura sandrana, C. hirundinina and Navanax inermis.

I agree that it would be useful to treat the preliminary ID of "S. quadrispinosum" in my previous messsage with care until animals from the Red Sea have been examined morphologically. Unfortunately, I couldn't sample any specimen this time.

  • Anthes, N. & N.K. Michiels (2007): Reproductive morphology, mating behaviour, and spawning ecology in cephalaspid sea slugs (Aglajidae and Gastropteridae). Invertebrate Biology, 124 (4): 335-365.

Best regards


Anthes, N., 2008 (Apr 16) Cephalaspid mating behaviour. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/21529

Thanks Nils,

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

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