Egg-laying Verconia verconis

April 1, 2001
From: John Chuk

Dear Bill,
Here is a photo of Verconia verconis egg-laying. It was taken on a night dive at Rapid Bay Jetty in South Australia on 19 February 2001. The specimen was 4.5cm in length and was found on the rubble bottom beneath the jetty at a depth of 9.5m.

Best Wishes,

Chuk, J., 2001 (Apr 1) Egg-laying Verconia verconis. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks John,
In this head-on view you can see the egg-ribbon being extruded from the genital opening on the animal's right side before being pressed to the substrate by the sole of the foot.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman


Verconia verconis

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