January 5, 2004
From: Anne DuPont
Note added 15 March 2004: C. berolina = C. africana. See message #12457.
Happy New Year. Hope that you and your family had a good holiday.
I am back in the Bahamas for the winter and finding the head shield slugs again.
And I have found another one that I cannot identify. Can you identify it for me, please? I brought two back to the boat and photographed them in a dish with a digital camera.
They were found on December 26, 2003 between 11 AM and 1 PM. They were in about 5 feet of water crawling on the sand during the day off Stocking Island, Exumas, Bahamas (Southern Bahamas). Their size was approximately ¼ inch long. I saw about 50 of them that day. They were all very tiny, about 1/8 to ¼ inch long. They were found in an area that I also found: Philinopsis depicta, Aglaja felis, Chelidonura hirundinina and Chelidonura berolina.
Thank you for your time.
Delray Beach, Fl., USA
DuPont, A., 2004 (Jan 5) Chelidonura berolina from Bahamas . [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/11806
I am pretty sure this is the same species as in your accompanying message which you identified as Chelidonura berolina. In this pair the yellow spots form an almost continuous line. As I discuss in a separate message the colour range demonstrated in your photos make me pretty sure that this species is identical with the eastern Atlantic species C. africana.
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