Hypselodoris apolegma feeding

July 4, 2005
From: Bob Whorton

Hi Bill,
Here are a group of H. bullocki around a tasty snack by the looks of it. Couldn't see exactly what they were eating without disturbing them.

Locality: Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Black sand. Depth: 20 m.
Length: 1 - 3 cm. May 2005. Sand & flat coral outcrop. Photographer: Dr Bob Whorton

Bob

drbob.whorton@btinternet.com

Whorton, R., 2005 (Jul 4) Hypselodoris apolegma feeding. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/14140

Dear Bob,
We used to consider this to be part of the Hypselodoris bullocki colour variation but it has been described as the separate species Hypselodoris apolegma. The sponge they are feeding on is a species of Dysidea. I have included a close-up from your photo showing part of th sponge colony which is recognisable. It's nice to have another record of this species on this sponge.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2005 (Jul 4). Comment on Hypselodoris apolegma feeding by Bob Whorton. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/14140

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