July 15, 2000
From: Bruce Wight
I know you are interested in shots of the feeding behavior, so here is a close-up shot of a Phidiana hiltoni stripping the shaft of colonial hydroids bare.
I have also sent some photos of P. hiltoni fighting.
email@example.comWight, B, 2000 (Jul 15) Phidiana hiltoni feeding. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/2715
Thanks very much for these beautiful photos. It is good to see photos of animals feeding as it not only gives us clues on their diet but also on how they eat. There is quite a difference between small aeolids like Flabellina poenicia, which carefully bites off one polyp at a time, and P. hiltoni in your photo, devouring a whole stalk at once.
Re: Phidiana hiltoni with 4 rhinophores
From: Blair Carmichael, June 30, 2006
Pale form of Phidiana hiltoni
From: Elijah Woolery, May 10, 2006
Phidiana hiltoni with 4 rhinophores
From: Blair Carmichael, April 21, 2006
A sea slug? from California
From: Mila Zinkova, March 3, 2006
Phidiana hiltoni north of Monterey, CA
From: Ken-ichi Ueda, August 24, 2005
Phidiana hiltoni from the Channel Islands, California
From: Bruce Wight, August 9, 2005
Phidiana hiltoni from California
From: Bruce Wight, September 30, 2001
Phidiana hiltoni fighting
From: Bruce Wight, July 15, 2000