Ceratosoma tenue from Southern Mozambique

December 19, 2000
From: Ian Miller

Hi Bill,

I am new to your site, and find the easy interactiveness of it amazing. I found this nudibranch on a small shallow sandstone reef, 12 m, at Ponta D Ouro in Southern Mozambique in January of this year. Length 7 cm. I have also recently seen it on Aliwal Shoal on the Natal South Coast at 25 m.
Thanks to your site I am fairly confident on my ID as Ceratosoma tenue. Am I right?

I hope your recent expedition was a success.

Cheers for now


Miller, I., 2000 (Dec 19) Ceratosoma tenue from Southern Mozambique. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/3296

Dear Ian,
Glad you like the Forum. I usually try and answer questions a bit quicker but as you know I have been away. Your identification is correct, C. tenue being found right throughout the Indo-West Pacific.

Any other records you have from Mozambique, even common things would be of interest as there are few published records from that part of the world.
best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

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