August 21, 2007
From: Philibert Bidgrain
Reunion Island seaslugs
Just a message to confirm the presence of this little seaslug (about 3 mm) in the south west of Indian Ocean area.
Locality: Saint Leu, Reunion Island, Indian Ocean. Length: 3 mm. Photographer: Emmanuel Eby.
email@example.comBidgrain, P., 2007 (Aug 21) Colpodaspis thompsoni from Reunion Island. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/20496
We don't really need to confirm it is found in your area because the species was named from animals from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Greg Brown found the specimens when he was visiting me in 1976. He couldn't really believe his luck. At the time he had just discovered quite large populations of the European species Colpodaspis pusilla in England, a species which up to then had been considered extremely rare. So to come to the tropics and find a second, and unnamed, species of the same genus was quite exciting.
Brown, G.H. (1979) An investigation of the anatomy of Colpodaspis pusilla (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia) and a description of a new species of Colpodaspis from Tanzanian coastal waters. Journal of Zoology, London, 187: 201-221
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