November 19, 2008
From: Hugues Flodrops
Concerning message #7477:
To my mind, this is the first observation in Reunion, of what I think is Berthella stellata. It is possible with its worldwide distribution?
Locality: Etang-Salé "Rocky coast", 1 metre, Reunion Island, Indian Ocean, 5 december 2007. Length: 20 mm. Photographer: Hugues Flodrops.
email@example.comFlodrops,H., 2008 (Nov 19) First Berthella stellata from Reunion Island. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/22041
Yes this is Berthella stellata. It has certainly been reported from the Western Indian Ocean before - from Sth Africa as B. tupala and the Red Sea as B. stellata albocrossata. In the eastern Atlantic it has been reported as B. tupala, and in much of the western Pacific as B. pellucida. In southeastern Australia, Burn named it B. postrema. We don't have a good representation on the Forum from the Indo-West Pacific so your record is very welcome.
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