March 2, 2003
From: Audrey Falconer
Thanks for your comments on our Melibe. We cannot see any sign of the gills you mention in our other photos of this animal. We have only seen this 'species' once before. I have attached a photo of that specimen.
Photo: Point Danger, Torquay [nth side] Victoria, Australia. 14 Dec 2000. 10mm long. Photo: Leon Altoff.
This is the same specimen illustrated on p. 100 of Neville Coleman's 1001 Nudibranchs, [middle of second last row], from Torquay, Dec 2000. That field trip was for the purpose of collecting specimens for that book so he took the specimen home and we did a quick snap of it in the car. I see that it didn't behave very well for Neville either! :+>
firstname.lastname@example.orgFalconer, A., 2003 (Mar 2) Melibe cf. australis - another photo. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/9313
It certainly looks different from 'typical' New South Wales specimens of Melibe australis. It is definitely worth further study.