May 24, 2006
From: Chris Cunnold
I have noticed that there are no mainland Australia sightings of Reticulidia fungia on the forum. This observation may add to the distribution of the species.
Locality: Ningaloo Reef, North of Coral Bay, 26m, Western Australia, Indian Ocean, 9 May 2006, Reef Ledge. Length: 60mm. Photographer: Chris Cunnold.
email@example.comCunnold, C., 2006 (May 24) Reticulidia fungia from Ningaloo Reef West Australia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/16681
Thanks for this. Although we don't have a Forum record of it from the Australian mainland, it is known from the Great Barrier Reef. However yours is the first record from the west coast. I guess the only other Indian Ocean records are those on the Forum from Bali and Christmas Island.
I have inckdued a close-up to show the small white specks all over the mantle which are gland 'cells' which either produce, or store, the milky secretion which the animal exudes from its skin when stressed.
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From: Rainer Mau, January 27, 2005
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From: Nick Hobgood, June 21, 2004
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Reticulidia fungia from Vanuatu
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