Reunion Island Sea Slugs
Reunion Island is situated in the Indian Ocean, approximately 750 km east of Madagascar.
Building on the pioneering work of Dr Maurice Jay who has contributed greatly to the knowledge of Reunion molluscs, Philibert Bidgrain and Maurice Jay have been trying to identify the sea slugs present in Reunion Island and to present them in a local forum website at http://vieoceane.free.fr/runseaslug/indexslug.htm
They are members of a French association Vie Océane which is composed of scientists from the Reunion University, teachers of biology, students, divers, photographs, etc... Their aim is to popularise the scientific research associated with the reef ecosystem in Reunion Island. They also take part in research programs such as health coral reef monitoring or biodiversity studies.
Many of the sea slugs which have discovered thorugh their activities, appear to be new records from Reunion so they are also posting them on the Sea Slug Forum to disseminate the information and also to confirm the identifications.
NOTE: As the number of species recorded is continually growing, rather than including a species list here, anyone wanting a list of species from Reunion Island should run a search for 'Reunion'.Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2005 (February 8) Reunion Island Sea Slugs. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/reunion