October 9, 2000
From: Atsushi Ono
Thank you for your comment on Ceratosoma gracillimum.
Now, I attached two images of an animal that I don't know what it is. Maybe I think that is an opisthobranch....
I found it near the base of a colony of the coral Porites sp at 10m depth in a bay at Kerama Is. near Okinawa in Japan.
Shell-length is 3mm long.
Could you help me to identify this for me?
firstname.lastname@example.orgOno, A. , 2000 (Oct 9) A diaphanid from Kerama Island?. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/3143
I don't recognise this tiny animal but it is an opisthobranch. From the the shape of the shell it is possibly a species of Diaphana, but the only species of that genus we have any information on have a rather differently shaped animal, with a longer foot which splits posteriorly into two pointed 'tails' and it does not have parapodial flaps as in your photos.
So all I can say is that it is an opisthobranch. Hopefully someone will recognise it.
Re: Long-tailed mini haminoeid from New South Wales
From: Clay Carlson, May 26, 2007
Long-tailed mini haminoeid from New South Wales
From: Nerida Wilson, May 7, 2007
Re: Haminoeid from Kerama Id
From: C. Carlson & P.J. Hoff, October 13, 2000
Diaphanid from Kerama Id is haminoeid
From: C. Carlson & P.J. Hoff, October 10, 2000
Is this an opisthobranch?
From: Atsushi Ono, August 11, 1999
Re: is this an opisthobranch?
From: C. Carlson & P.J.Hoff, August 11, 1999