August 8, 2008
From: Gary Cobb
Concerning message #21474:
Hi Bill and everyone!
Nice to see Platydoris inframaculata in the spotlight. It amazes me the colour variations of this animal. Yet the ventral view is amazingly similar!
Locality: Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, 20 m, Queensland, Australia, Pacific Ocean, 21 August 2004, Subtidal. Length: 85 mm. Photographer: Gary Cobb.
firstname.lastname@example.orgCobb, G.C., 2008 (Aug 8) Re: Platydoris inframaculata from Reunion Island. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/21771
Without the colour pattern on the underside I would have been reluctant to identify the orange animals in the previous message as this species. However the colour pattern on the underside needs to be treated with caution as I am sure I have collected animals which are this species, which lack any trace of this colour pattern. When present, even in a very 'faded' state, the pattern appears to be a reliable species indicator, but when absent, it absence can mislead us into thinking it is another species.
Platydoris inframaculata from Reunion Island
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