Platydoris angustipes from Dominica

July 27, 2004
From: Linda Ianniello

Dr. Bill,
Enclosed are two shots of what I believe are Platydoris angustipes, two different pairs 'trailing'. I thought it would be interesting behaviour to add to the sightings of this species.
Location: Dominican Republic, Eastern Caribbean. Beach off Castle Comfort Hotel.
Depth: 15 to 20 feet
Size: approximately 1.5 inches
Date: July, 2004

One shot even shows slight color variations.
Linda I.

Ianniello, L., 2004 (Jul 27) Platydoris angustipes from Dominica. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Linda,
Its nice to get some more information on this species. Trailing seems to be more widespread than we previously thought. Perhaps its just that we don't see many of these animals 'on the move'. We often find them sitting on or nestleed into their food colony.
Best wishes
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2004 (Jul 27). Comment on Platydoris angustipes from Dominica by Linda Ianniello. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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