April 5, 2000
From: Carlo Magenta-da-Cunha
This specimen of Oxynoe viridis was founded feeding on a species of Caulerpa. This seaweed was for sale in a shop of aquarium fish in 1998, here in Brasil.
This specimen was 28 mm, and together had others specimens in some step of development and eggs.
The person couldn't tell me where the seaweed came from.
Congratulations for the Forum! :=)
email@example.comMagenta-da-Cunha, C., 2000 (Apr 5) Oxynoe sp from West Atlantic?. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/2189
Thanks for the photos. I guess we can't even say this is from the Atlantic - Caribbean region. It does have similarities to the west Atlantic Oxynoe antillarum but I don't know if the Caulerpa is a west Atlantic species.
I think all Oxynoe viridis I have seen have some blue spots on them and your animal doesn't seem to have any so perhaps it is an Atlantic species.