June 17, 2001
From: Claude Berthault
Many thanks for your answer and your ID.
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I send 2 photos of Atys sp? (Anse Vata, Noumea, 2 m. New Caledonia).
Berthault, C., 2001 (Jun 17) Atys from New Caledonia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/4605
I am pretty sure that this Atys cylindrica though it is sometimes difficult to be sure withour an empty shell to look at. The animal is a lot more darkly mottled that in my photo at the top of the page from Koumac, but many species of these herbivorous bubble shells are quite variable in the colour of their animals ranging from a very dull light grey mottling to the dark brown in these photos.