April 6, 2007
From: Gary Cobb
Hi Bill and everyone!
My dive buddy David Mullins and I have been collecting Caulerpa racemosa and have found some new exciting animals. I thought I would update the Forum fact sheet file for Tamanovalva limax. I found it within the Caulerpa after we went diving.
Locality: Mooloolaba Sunshine Coast, 18m, Queensland, Pacific Ocean, 10 March 2007, Subtidal. Length: 7 mm. Photographer: Gary Cobb.
Cheers and happy branching!
email@example.comCobb, G.C., 2007 (Apr 6) Tamanovalva limax from southern Queensland. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19650
I love these little 'bivalved snails'. Until living animals were found, members of the family, which was first found in the the fossil record, were thought to be strange bivalves. I am not quite sure why I haven't photos of this species from the southern Pacific on the Forum - I have certainly found it on the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia. I must look out some photos.
Re: Tamanovalva limax from southern Queensland
From: Denis Riek, May 11, 2007
Tamanovalva limax from New Caledonia
From: Bill Rudman, April 10, 2007
Another photo of Tamanovalva limax
From: Nishina Masayoshi, June 12, 2002
Is this Tamanovalva or Berthelinia?
From: Nishina Masayoshi, March 12, 2002