June 25, 2000
From: Valda Fraser
I wonder what this one is? Can you help? Thank you.
Locality: Park Rynie - 36m - south coast KwaZulu-Natal SOUTH AFRICA
Date: June 2000
firstname.lastname@example.orgFraser, V., 2000 (Jun 25) Marianina rosea from South Africa. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/2603
This is a pretty little dendronotoidean called Marianina rosea. Although your specimens are of similar size to the one in the photo at the top of the page, the shortened oral tentacles and cerata, suggest your animals are juveniles.
The cerata are in fact a pair of cerata with a common stalk. It is found throughout the tropical Indo West Pacific but has seldom been reported, probably because of its small size.