November 3, 2006
From: Ayumi Murakami
Concerning message #1838:
I am sending you some wonderful pictures of a Colpodaspis thompsoni laying eggs.
Locality: Futoh, Izu Peninsula, 2m, Japan, Pacific ocean, 22 October 2006, On rock. Length: 2 mm. Photographer: Ayumi Murakami.
I started observing and taking pictures of the sea slug, when suddely it began to lay eggs. Over a short period of time it layed a large quantity of eggs.
Although, unfortunately, it did not produce a perfect shaped egg ribbon.
I hope these pictures are useful for your reseaech.
firstname.lastname@example.orgAyumi, M., 2006 (Nov 3) Colpodaspis thompsoni laying eggs. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/18191
Thanks for these interesting photos. We know very little about the biology of species of Colpodaspis so photos like this are very valuable. It seems that this species lays quite large eggs in a mass of jelly-like mucus.
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