Sakuraeolis sakuracea from Hachijo Is., Japan

September 22, 2001
From: Nishina Masayoshi

Dear Dr.Rudman,
Here are some not very good photos of Sakuraeolis sakuracea from Hachijo.

Date: 21 April, 2001
Place: Sokodo, Hachijo Island, Japan
Depth: 10m
Length: 30mm
Frequency on Hachijo: uncommon

Best Regards,
Nishina Masayoshi

Dear Nishina,
Since we have some nice photos of this species from Yoshi Hirano which show its morphology, it's nice to get in situ photos showing how it looks in nature. Your animal also has a secondary branch on the oral tentacle.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2001 (Sep 22). Comment on Sakuraeolis sakuracea from Hachijo Is., Japan by Nishina Masayoshi . [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from