October 24, 2005
From: Oren Lederman
This is the second time I have seen this kind of opisthobranch (first time was on a night dive), this time with a better camera so it's possible to see the small details.
Locality: The "Princess" beach, Eilat Bay, Israel. Red Sea. Depth: ~12 meters. Length: 0.5 cm. 10 October 2005. Coral head. Photographer: Oren Lederman
Can you identify it ?
email@example.comLederman, O., 2005 (Oct 24) Colpodaspis thompsoni from the Red Sea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/15060
This is Colpodaspis thompsoni. It has fragile internal shell and is considered to be related to the Diaphanidae. However as we don't really know what the Diaphanidae are related to they still are a rather mysterious group. If I had money to give away, I think I would offer a prize to the person who discovers what these animals feed on.
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