January 5, 2004
From: Anne DuPont
Note added 15 March 2004: C. berolina = C. africana. See message #12457.
Regarding my earlier post post of April 14, 2003 - Chelidonura berolina? from the Bahamas:
I am back in the Bahamas for the winter and finding the head shield slugs again, and was able to get better photographs.
They were found on December 26, 2003 about 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 1/8 to ¼ inch long. I saw about a dozen of them. They were found in an area that I also found: Philinopsis depicta, Aglaja felis; and Chelidonura hirundinina. Hope you enjoy the better photographs.
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/11807
This certainly gives us a fuller picture of colour variation in this species. I am pretty sure the 2 animals in your accompanying message are also of this species. Looking at these photos, and at the ones in Colin Redfern's book, it would seem that this species is in fact a synonym of Chelidonura africana from the other side of the Atlantic. See my separate message. This is an excellent example of how more photos of even the most abundant animals can be very useful.
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