Spurilla macleayi from Sydney

February 9, 2004
From: Bill Rudman

To illustrate colour variation in Spurilla macleayi here is an example from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

PHOTOS: Bungan Head, Sydney, NSW, Australia, intertidal, 29 November 1986. approx 20mm long alive. AM C151992. Photos: Bill Rudman.

This animal is similar to Tasmanian animals [message #12134] but the body has much more orange-red pigmentation on the dorsum, and less bluish-white pigmentation on the cerata.

This animal was kept for 2 weeks in an aquarium and during that time it ate 5-6 sea anemones [Anthothoe albocincta]. In that time it laid and egg ribbon which is described separately [message #12136]

Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2004 (Feb 9) Spurilla macleayi from Sydney. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/12135


Spurilla macleayi

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