October 15, 1998
From: Bob Bolland
Very sorry to bother you with this, as I'm certain that you're more than just a little bit busy.
I thought I had my Okinawan Phyllodesmium spp. figured out but I fear that I'm making a dreadful error in separating P. cryticum and P. hyalinum. I'd really like to see your descriptions of these in:
Rudman, W.B. (1981b) The anatomy and biology of alcyonarian feeding aeolid opisthobranch molluscs and their development of symbiosis with zooxanthellae. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 72: 219-262.
I was certain that I had the above paper in my possession but apparently not. If you still have copies or partial copies w/ descriptions/comments of the two Phyllodesmium spp., I'd be forever in your debt.
Robert F. Bolland
University of Maryland/ASIA
PSC 80, Box 14149, APO AP 96367
OKINAWA SLUG SITE:
firstname.lastname@example.orgBolland, R.F., 1998 (Oct 15) Phyllodesmium identification query. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/267
My reply's a bit late but I thought this was a good way to distinguish the two species . I'll send you a photocopy of the paper you request when I get a chance. Otherwise hopefully this will solve your problems. ... Bill Rudman.
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