May 27, 2009
From: Erwin Koehler
Concerning message #22283:
Is this one also Platydoris pulchra ?
It is from Hurghada, Egypt, Red Sea. Photographer: Sven Kahlbrock
No other data recorded
Erwin@Philippine-Sea-Slugs.comKoehler, E., 2009 (May 27) Platydoris pulchra? from the Red Sea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/22493
I guess you realised there were two animals in the photo - a large one half hidden under the coral colony and a small one nestled up to its larger 'friend'. One of the reasons these 'large flat dorids' are still difficult to identify is that they are often difficult to photograph, and their undersides - which often provide the best colour clues to their identification - are never photographed. Their habit of nestling and squeezing into impossible cracks and crevices also means they are often not collected.
I suspect this animal is Platydoris pulchra, but we don't know enough about variation in this group of dorids to be sure.
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