Melibe engeli in aquarium

January 28, 2002
From: Andrew Trevor-Jones

You may be interested in some pictures of a Melibe sp. I found in one of my tanks. This must have arrived on "live rock" [from tropical Australia?] some six months earlier and somehow survived in the tank for all that time. Unfortunately, the tank crashed in April, 2000 about a month after I took the photo and I lost it. I assume it is M. engeli.


Trevor-Jones, A., 2002 (Jan 28) Melibe engeli in aquarium. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Andrew,
Thanks for the photos. Certainly interesting to think that this animal could find enough small crustacea in your aquaria to not only stay alive but to grow substantially. It certainly looks like M. engeli.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2002 (Jan 28). Comment on Melibe engeli in aquarium by Andrew Trevor-Jones. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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