Re: Cratena sp. 1 from South Africa

July 28, 2000
From: Terry Gosliner

Dear Bill,

It was great to see Valda's photo of the Cratena from South Africa. It is clearly distinct from Cratena capensis for the reasons you noted. C. capensis does indeed have angular rather than tentacular foot corners. It looks more like Cratena sp. 2 in my South African book.
Unfortunately that was based on a single somewhat damaged specimen. Also the photo was not great. It is clearly not any of the described species.

All the best,

Gosliner, T., 2000 (Jul 28) Re: Cratena sp. 1 from South Africa. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Terry,
Bill Rudman.


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