November 25, 2002
From: Massimo Boyer
Dear Dr. Rudman,
I am a biologist, and among the others I am developing a new website about sealife in North Sulawesi, Indonesia (with a large part, already developed, on opisthobranchs). If you like to visit it: http://www.edge-of-reef.net
I would like to show you this photo, taken by Paola Bearzi in Manado Bay, 3m depth, on a sandy bottom with scattered rocks. The animal is on an encrusted rock, maybe feeding on a sponge (Ircinia?).
I did not find this species in any books. Can you help me with the identification?
My best regards, and compliments for your work.
email@example.comBoyer, M., 2002 (Nov 25) Hypselodoris reidi from Manado, Indonesia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/8471
This is Hypselodoris reidi. Thanks for this interesting find, which I think is the first record of the species from outside the Philippines. By chance, Jeff Rosenfeld has just sent a photo of this species, from the type locality, Luzon. As you can see it seems to show some colour variation in the extent and darkness of the patch in front of the gills. Your photo does seem to show the oral tube extended out on to the sponge. If you could send a larger scan so I could see the head and the sponge more clearly I would be grateful as it would make a valuable feeding record.
Good luck with your excellent website
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