February 4, 2000
From: Atsushi Ono
Here are some animals which I cannot decide whether they are Opisthobranchs or not.
I found this species at the reef edge and in a bay, about 5m depth. [at Kerama Is. near Okinawa in Japan].
They have eyes at a root of a siphon. They have shells, and their length is 2 to 3mm.
What is this species?
email@example.comOno, A., 2000 (Feb 4) Colpodaspis thompsoni from Kerama Id. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1838
At last I can identify an animal for you. It is Colpodaspis thompsoni which Greg Brown first discovered while he was visiting me in Tanzania in 1976. I look on this species as an 'old friend'.
Unfortunately we know nothing of its biology. It has sometimes been found in eastern Australia and I found one specimen in New Caledonia.
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