August 16, 2002
From: Alice Lee
These nudibranchs were found on the Dutch Freighter wreck north of Bintan, Riau Archipelago, Indonesia.
3 August 2002
The head looks pretty strange - it looks like the head of a wobbegong shark.
firstname.lastname@example.orgLee, A., 2002 (Aug 16) Bornella stellifer From Bintan, Indonesia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/7721
These photo of Bornella stellifer are good because they show it on [feeding on?] a colony of hydroids. The main feature of the very distinctive head you mention are the two oral 'lappets' flanking the mouth. Each looks like a hand with outstretched fingers. The name 'stellifer' meaning starlike or 'carrying stars' is a reference to these structures, as is another name for this species, B. digitata, which refers tp them as 'digits' or 'fingers'.