January 21, 2009
From: Binyamin Koretz
Concerning message #22007:
We still haven't found time to deal with many of our 2008 slugs but here's our first interesting find of the 2009 season, Cadlinella subornatissima, presumably not quite an adult. This is yet another species that I suspect may have arrived here by ship from the Pacific.
Locality: Eilat, Lighthouse Beach, 58 m, Israel, Red Sea (Gulf of Eilat), 18 January 2009, coral reef. Length: 9 mm. Photographer: Binyamin and Shulamit Koretz.
email@example.comKoretz, B., 2009 (Jan 21) Cadlinella subornatissima from the Red Sea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/22164
This is quite an extreme extension range from the NW Pacific to the NW Indian Ocean. You could be right in suggesting it has been artificially introduced by shipping, but as I have commented before, perhaps C. subornatissima and C. hirsuta will turn out to be extreme forms of C. ornatissima. Just another question to add to the 'to do' list.