February 27, 2008
From: Hugues Flodrops
Concerning message #18703:
To illustrate the above message, I send you a picture showing the high rounded bump on the head of Philinopsis gardineri. An other caracteristic of Gardineri from Reunion Island seems to be yellow marks on the body. Until, Philibert Bidgrain found one specimen without yellow marking.
Locality: Etang-Salé, 1 metre, Reunion Island, Indian Ocean, 29 November 2007, Night. Length: 25 mm. Photographer: Hugues Flodrops.
email@example.comFlodrops, H., 2008 (Feb 27) High Rounded bump of Philinopsis gardineri. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/21398
By co-incidence I am posting a couple of messages today about the related P. reticulata [see messages #21396, #21218]. As you will have noted on the Fact Sheet for P. gardineri, the bump on the head is caused by the long folded muscular tube which replaces the inflated buccal bulb found in most members of the genus Philinopsis. I used to describe this groups as the 'jumbo jet' species as the bump reminded me of the pilot's cabin on the Boeing 747.
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