More Sea Slug Hitchhikers

September 23, 2000
From: Andrew Trevor-Jones

I have two species of opisthobranchs which came as hitchhikers on rocks from the GBR, Queensland (exact locality unknown). I have pictures attached below.

Andrew Trevor-Jones

atj777@attglobal.net

Trevor-Jones, A., 2000 (Sep 23) More Sea Slug Hitchhikers. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/3055

Dear Andrew,
If you see the messages about Scutus it looks like grazing herbivores are quite good at surviving great upheavals in their lives.

I am pretty sure your animals are juvenile Sea Hares, probably species of Aplysia. It is possible the blackish one is a sacoglossan (Elysia?) but I can't be sure. I am sure they will survive in your aquarium feeding on algae so why don't you just keep an eye on them and when they grow a bit bigger send me another photo.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 2000 (Sep 23). Comment on More Sea Slug Hitchhikers by Andrew Trevor-Jones. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/3055

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