Re: Hypselodoris bullocki - eggs

June 30, 2008
From: Jim Chambers

Concerning message #4063:

G'Day Bill,
I thought you might like to have another image of Hyselodoris bullocki laying eggs.

Locality: Anilao (Luzon), 45 feet, Philippines, Philippine Sea/Pacific Ocean, May 5, 2008, Coral reef. Length: 2.5-3.0 inches. Photographer: Jim Chambers.

Jim Chambers.

jimbo_limited@mindspring.com

Chambers, J., 2008 (Jun 30) Re: Hypselodoris bullocki - eggs. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/21640

Dear Jim,

Thanks for the photo. It's good to get more than one observation of egg masses and food choice. As you will see from earlier messages, this colour 'form' has been named as a distinct species Hypselodoris apolegma, but as we now have photos of it mating with more typical H. bullocki and with a red-spotted form as well [message #20968], it certainly suggests we may need to widen the species concept for the H. bullockigroup.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2008 (Jun 30). Comment on Re: Hypselodoris bullocki - eggs by Jim Chambers. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/21640

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