Re: Janolus sp from Lambeh, Indonesia

October 9, 2008
From: Bernard Picton

Concerning message #20873:

Hi Bill,
I just noticed there seem to be two species within your Janolus sp.4 - one with red rhinophores with white tips and rings at the tip of the cerata, the other with white rhinophores with purple tips and purple caps to the rhinophores?

Bernard

Bernard.Picton@nmni.com

Picton, B. E., 2008 (Oct 9) Re: Janolus sp from Lambeh, Indonesia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/21950

Dear Bernard,
You could be right, but I think they are all part of a continuum. In fact the photo on the Fact Sheet shows an animal with cerata of both colour patterns. The rhinophores do look a bit starkly different but seeing the variability in the ceratal colour pattern makes variability in the rhinophores more reasonable.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2008 (Oct 9). Comment on Re: Janolus sp from Lambeh, Indonesia by Bernard Picton. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/21950

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