Notarchus indicus at Eilat

March 15, 2005
From: Bill Rudman

While checking out a Melibe reference I came across this reference to a large population of Notarchus indicus at Eilat, Red Sea. Schuhmacher (1973) describes in some detail the characteristic 'tumbling' behaviour I described in my comments on Jochen Scholtyssek's photos [#2633, #2658]. This paper complements Martin's study of swimming of Notarchus punctatus in the Mediterranean.

  • Martin, R. (1966) On the swimming behaviour and biology of Notarchus punctatus Philippi (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia). Pubbl. Staz. Zool. Napoli, 35: 61-75.
  • Schuhmacher, H. (1973) Notes on occurrence, feeding, and swimming behaviour of Notarchus indicus and Melibe bucephala at Elat, Red Sea (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia). Israel Journal of Zoology, 22: 13-25.

Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2005 (Mar 15) Notarchus indicus at Eilat. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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