Thuridilla indopacifica from Oman

November 27, 2008
From: Brian Mayes

Hi Bill,

I thought you may like some photos of Thuridilla indopacifica from Oman, for colour and comparison.

Locality: "China Wreck", near Mirbat, 8 metres, Salalah, Oman, Arabian Sea, 17 Oct 2008, Wreck on shallow coral reef. Length: 25 mm. Photographer: Brian Mayes.

Kind Regards
Brian Mayes

Mayes, B.R., 2008 (Nov 27) Thuridilla indopacifica from Oman. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Brian,

Thanks for these photos. We know little about colour variability in this species so your photos add a lot. For example Gosliner's description of the rhinophores notes that above the white there are bands of blue, black, orange-yellow and black. In the photos we already have on the Forum this detail is either absent in the specimens or missing in the photos. In your photos the colour bands are clearly visible.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2008 (Nov 27). Comment on Thuridilla indopacifica from Oman by Brian Mayes. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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