April 28, 2002
From: Shouichi Kato
I found this Siphopteron in a rocky area, on inshore reefs at 2m. Hachijo Island, Japan
Some animals were found on several days. They are very small, 5mm in max.
Would you identify this orange animal?
firstname.lastname@example.orgKato, S., 2002 (Apr 28) Siphopteron from Hachijo Island, Japan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/6686
From the shape of the siphon, I suspect this animal is a species of Gastropteron rather than Siphopteron, but whatever it is, it is not one that I am familiar with. The only red one I can recall is the beautiful Gastropteron rubrum from the Mediterranean.