July 5, 2002
From: Hikaru Nakada
Here are two photographs of a nudibranch I found at Maedamisaki (Onna village, Okinawa, Japan). Could you please let me know its name.
Location: Maedamisaki (Onna villege, Okinawa, Japan)
Length: over 130mm!(TL)
W.temp: about 25C
firstname.lastname@example.orgNakada, H., 2002 (Jul 5) Marionia sp. from Japan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/7353
This is a species of Marionia which I am calling Marionia sp. 2 on the Forum. it belongs to the family Tritoniidae, many of which eat soft-corals. They are often found on soft corals and their colour and gills make them quite camouflaged. This species is not uncommon in the Indo-West Pacific but there are a number of names given to similar animals and until we sort out how many species there are it is probably best not to use the names.