May 31, 2001
Could someone please help me out. I'm on a mission to help my friend and it includes finding out as much as I can about the types of sea slugs that live in New Zealand.
So if anyone has any info I would be greatly appreciative.
Kathiiy@spiritmail.zzn.comKatherine, 2001 (May 31) Need info on New Zealand sea slugs. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/4432
I'm afraid the New Zealand sea slug fauna is not big enough to justify its own book but if you are really serious the place to look would be:
Powell, A.W.B. (1979) New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land & Freshwater Shells. Collins: Auckland. 500pp.
Powell was an expert on New Zealand shells so he did not have a personal knowledge of the sea slugs. The opisthobranch section of the book was based on published information up until that date, and with discussions he had with experts in the field. It certainly will give you a good idea of the New Zealand fauna but I think it is now out of print so you would need to find a library which has it.
For photos, have a look in the Forum. If you go to the SEARCH facility and type in new zealand you will get a list of specific records to sea slugs from New Zealand on the Forum. Another place to look is Ian Skipworth's 'Skip's Underwater Image Gallery' which has some beautiful images of New Zealand Nudibranchs plus several other pages of underwater fauna, lots of links to other related sites - images, diving & equipment.
If you have photos to identify, or specific questions, they are very welcome at the Forum.
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