November 19, 2009
From: Valda Fraser
I'm not sure whether this critter is in fact Glossodoris symmetricus. The markings do not seem 100% right, also, the enormous size. Words of wisdom please.
Locality: Pomene, 32 m, Mozambique, Indian Ocean, 13 November 2009, rocky reef. Length: 150 mm. Photographer: Valda Fraser.
All the best
firstname.lastname@example.orgFraser, V.J., 2009 (Nov 19) Re: Glossodoris symmetricus. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/22817
I agree that it's very large. I can't really say without dissection whether it is G. symmetricus because it lacks the characteristic white pattern on its back and the gills are branched. However both these differences, like its folded mantle edge, may well be related to it large size. I think I will tentatively identify it with that species until we know more.
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