The foot of Thuridilla bayeri

November 30, 2007
From: Clay Carlson

This shows what can be done if one can teach their pet Thuridilla bayeri to 'roll over'.

Locality: Tulamben, 9 m, Bali, Indo-Pacific, 4 May 2006, black sand. Length: 13 mm. Photographer: Clay Carlson & Patty-Jo Hoff.

Clay Carlson & Patty-Jo Hoff.

Carlson & Hoff, 2007 (Nov 30) The foot of Thuridilla bayeri. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Clay,

I'll have to start calling you the 'slug whisperer'. As we have discussed before I have difficulty in knowing where T. bayeri ends and T. gracilis begins so I have kept them together under the older name. Hopefully more photos like this, and your earlier ones showing open parapodia [message #3077], may prove helpful. But I must say I find sorting  T. bayeri, T. gracilis and T. splendens from one another a bit of a struggle.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2007 (Nov 30). Comment on The foot of Thuridilla bayeri by Clay Carlson. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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