April 7, 2000
From: Yoshi Hirano
Thank you very much again for all your kind help with the manuscript of my recently published paper on two new species of Sakuraeolis from Japan.
Here are photos of the two species, Sakuraeolis gerberina (UPPER) and Sakuraeolis sakuracea (LOWER) with photos of their radulae. Unfortunately I did not record the collecting date. They are from Kominato, Boso Peninsula, 3 meter deep, from the hydroid Solanderia misakiensis.
I have still not found specimens which fit Bergh's S. modesta, with which these two new species have been confused.
Thank you for wonderful forum!!
Reference: Hirano, Y.J. (1999) Two new species of Sakuraeolis from Japan. Venus, Japanese Journal of Malacology, 58(4): 191-199.
email@example.comHirano, Y., 2000 (Apr 7) 'Sakuraeolis modesta' from Japan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/2216
Thanks for the great photos and congratulations on your recent publication. It is useful to be able to add recently described species to the Forum so we can all find out about them.
I have included below some background information on the two species from your paper. See the individual species' pages [S. gerberina and S. sakuracea] for further photos, and a separate page where the radular teeth of the two species are compared.
Notes from Hirano (1999):
"Two aeolid species with different color patterns have been previously identified as Sakuraeolis modesta (Bergh, 1880). This studv shows that neither is S. modesta, and both are new species of Sakuraeolis, S. gerberina and S. sakuracea. Both species, which have been found on the hydroid Solanderia misakiensis (Inaba), are described and illustrated".