June 19, 2007
From: Erwin Koehler
Concerning message #19854:
How about Ceratosoma sinuata on Jun Imamoto's site?
Erwin@Philippine-Sea-Slugs.comKoehler, E., 2007 (Jun 19) Re: Is Ceratosoma magnifica a good species ?. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/20003
I think that like other species of Ceratosoma, actual colours - as distinct from colour patterns - may not be as important as it is in other genera of the chromodorids. The animal in Jun Imamoto's photo has a background green colour which suggests C. sinuata, but the shape and colour of the yellow marks, blue marks, rhinophores and gills are all identical to 'typical' C. flavicostata, and I would be quite comfortable identifying it as C. flavicostata. My interpretation is that in this case the background colour is green not reddish.
Of course I could be quite wrong, but now that I have suggested a pattern, this is a good way to test it. At least for a while I think we should look at general body and colour pattern and ignore, or at least downgrade, the background colour.
Ceratosoma sinuata or what?
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