February 7, 2001
From: Julie Marshall
Last year I sent you some photos of an Oxynoe with a short tail which you called Oxynoe sp. 3. In November 2000 I found another specimen of the same species at Heron Island [Great Barrier Reef] but this animal had a faulty regrowth resulting in two "tails" – a short one like in the original specimen and a larger tail growing above it. This animal was 16 mm long.
email@example.comMarshall, J., 2001 (Feb 7) Oxynoe sp. with two tails. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/3663
It looks like this one has a regrown tail which suggests there is something at Heron Island which is rather partial to a meal of Oxynoe. As Cynthia says in a message today, we don't know much about what eats opisthobranchs.