Doriopsis pecten and food sponge

March 7, 2003
From: Bill Rudman

Here is a photo of Doriopsis pecten and its dark blue food sponge Terpios from New Caledonia. This animal is quite dark coloured but the characteristic translucent central band is clearly visible. The lower photo is slightly over exposed to show some of the detail.

Photo: Îlot Freycinet, Nouméa, 1m, 23 October 1988, AM C156676, 11 long alive, on deep blue sponge, Photo: Bill Rudman

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 2003 (Mar 7) Doriopsis pecten and food sponge. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


Doriopsis pecten

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