Re: Flabellina from East Timor

July 30, 2007
From: Brian Francisco

Concerning message #19503:

Thanks for commenting on this Flabellina. I searched our archives for a photo that shows the rhinophores with a bit more clarity. It's not super clear, but this photo shows the rhinophores as not quite smooth, but slightly textured. Does this help with identification?

Thanks again

Francisco, B., 2007 (Jul 30) Re: Flabellina from East Timor. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Brian,
Thanks for clearing up the rhinophore shape. It doesn't help solve the identification problem but it means I don't need to look at any more species with smooth rhinophores. I have just received another message [#20306 ] and the accompanying photo shows 'half-ridges' or brackets on the rhinophores very clearly.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2007 (Jul 30). Comment on Re: Flabellina from East Timor by Brian Francisco. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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