Re: Aglajid eating a benthic ctenophore

January 14, 2006
From: Brian Francisco

Concerning message #15543:

Thank you very much for the prompt reply and invaluable information regarding the "Aglajid eating a benthic ctenophore". As you said in your reply, finding information about benthic ctenophores on the web is rather difficult. So here are a few more photos for your files of two species found on soft corals here in East Timor.

Locality: East Timor, Banda Sea. Depth: 8M & 16M. Length: 2mm - 25 mm, December 2005. sandy slope. Photographer: Brian Francisco

Notice in the upper right side of the second photo there appears to be a smaller ctenophore individual atop the larger.

Thanks again

Francisco, B., 2006 (Jan 14) Re: Aglajid eating a benthic ctenophore. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Brian,
I wish I could reply to all messages as promptly. They are certainly fascinating animals, and as we can see in your photos, some, like nudibranchs, have become the masters of disguise.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2006 (Jan 14). Comment on Re: Aglajid eating a benthic ctenophore by Brian Francisco. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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