February 18, 2009
From: Julie Marshall
Concerning message #22249:
Attached is a photo of Sclerodoris apiculata from Heron Island [Great Barrier Reef] following the message of Hugo Flodrops of a similar animal from Reunion Island. It was found at the reef crest at low tide under a dead coral slab and was 40 mm in size. I'm also sending a photo which, although unfortunately blurred, does show the dull yellow undersurface of the mantle and foot.
Locality: Heron island, Intertidal, Queensland, Australia, Pacific, January 1994, Intertidal. Length: 40 mm. Photographer: Julie Marshall.
email@example.comMarshall, J.G., 2009 (Feb 18) Sclerodoris apiculata from Heron Island. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/22260
I've included a close-up of the mantle to show the half-extended, pointed papillae arranged along the ridges. As you know, these papillae are characteristic of the species.
Aldisa sp ? from Reunion Island
From: Hugues Flodrops, February 12, 2009
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Sclerodoris apiculata from Reunion Island
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