May 13, 2009
From: Vincent Chen
Concerning message #13083:
I found this small seaslug (~6 mm) a few days ago, and my friend help me to identify it as Anteaeolidiella indica. It reminded me another similar animal earlier when I found it on March 21. Could they both be Anteaeolidiella indica? One is the adult and the other is the young one? Thanks for your kindly help.
Locality: Makong, Taipei county, 30 cm, Taiwan, West Pacific Ocean, 9 May 2009, Intertidal. Length: 6 mm and 30 mm. Photographer: Vincent Y. Chen.
with best wish,
Chen, V. Y.-W., 2009 (May 13) Anteaeolidiella indica from Taiwan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/22455
I am pretty sure the animal in your upper photo is Anteaeolidiella indica, but it would help if I could see the colour pattern on its back. The animal in the lower photo has a white line down the dorsal midline of the 'tail' and fine leaflets on the rhinophores which are not found in A. indica. I suspect it is Hermissenda crassicornis but someone with local knowledge may have a better idea.
Perhaps you could let us know which is the 6 mm animal and which is the 30 mm one?
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