October 5, 2000
I would like to send you an image of Bosellia mimetica.
depth: 5 m
divesite: Illa Mateua; night dive
firstname.lastname@example.orgDaco, 2000 (Oct 5) Bosellia mimetica from Spain. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/3107
Thanks very much for the photo. In general shape, Bosellia looks quite like Elysiella pusilla which also feeds on species of Halimeda. They both have a very flattened body, probably as a form of camouflage. The late Eveline Marcus told me she considered Bosellia to be her favourite genus. I suspect this was because Bosellia looks quite like the outline of a cat, with which she often used to decorate her letters. She was very disappointed that I could never send her species of Bosellia from the Indo-West Pacific, but apart from unverified reports from South Africa and the Red Sea, I don't think any species of Bosellia has been found outside the Atlantic.
Re: Two colors for Bosellia mimetica
From: Kathe R. Jensen, March 26, 2008
Two colors for Bosellia mimetica
From: Miquel Pontes, March 25, 2008
Bosellia mimetica from French Mediterranean
From: Marina Poddubetskaia, July 31, 2002
Bosellia mimetica in the Bahamas
From: Colin Redfern, February 3, 2002