November 6, 2007
From: Dong Bum Koh
As a result of Global Warming, sometimes we can find unexpected seaslugs in our fauna.
May I introduce Dendrodoris guttata from Korea.
Locality: Hwa Soon, -5m, JeJu island, Pacific, 02. July 2007, -. Length: Approx. 40mm. Photographer: Jin Soo Kim.
Dong Bum Koh
email@example.comD. B. Koh, 2007 (Nov 6) Dendrodoris guttata from Korea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/21067
Thanks for this new record from Korea. I don't think we need to use Global Warming as a reason for its appearance. Form your work on the Korean fauna we can say that it is a mixture of tropical Indo-West Pacific, local NW Pacific endemics, and some northern Pacific species. Dendrodoris guttata is probably one of the Indo-West Pacific species which is sometimes present and sometimes not. Many opisthobranchs are like that - they have no permanent presence at a particular place but we can expect them to appear every few years.
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