Chelidonura hirundinina from the Caribbean

October 18, 2005
From: Les Wilk

Hi Bill;

We took these photos in July 2005 off the west coast of the Caribbean island of St. Vincent. These slugs were abundant on several dive sites. Note the egg mass.

Locality: Critter Corner, St. Vincent, Caribbean Sea. Depth: 30 feet. Length: 0.75 inches. July 2005. Sand flat. Photographer: Keri Wilk

Les Wilk

Wilk, L., 2005 (Oct 18) Chelidonura hirundinina from the Caribbean. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Les,
It's nice to get photos of this species, as it is one of those that is found in both the warm water Atlantic and the Indo-West Pacific. Photos like this is one way of seeing if the two populations differ from each other in any way. As I often ask, photos showing animals 'doing things' - like laying eggs, is particularly interesting because we know so little about their basic biology. I look forward to further contributions
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2005 (Oct 18). Comment on Chelidonura hirundinina from the Caribbean by Les Wilk. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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