Spawn of Discodoris lilacina from Reunion

August 1, 2008
From: Hugues Flodrops

Dear Bill,

I couldn't find in your forum any picture of the spawn of Discodoris lilacina. I found Discodoris lilacina spawning at night. In the first picture, you can see the egg ribbon structure. I hope it's interesting for the forum.

Locality: Etang Salé "Permanent Pool", 1 metre, Reunion Island, Indian Ocean, 9 march 2008, Night. Length: 40 mm. Photographer: Hugues Flodrops.

Best regards.

Flodrops, H., 2008 (Aug 1) Spawn of Discodoris lilacina from Reunion. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Hugues,

Thanks for this record. I have observed it spawning many times - but usually in a container after collecting a specimen - so I don't have a good photo. This relatively narrow ribbon with a very frilly edge is very characteristic of the species. Thanks also for the photo of the underside.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2008 (Aug 1). Comment on Spawn of Discodoris lilacina from Reunion by Hugues Flodrops. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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