September 10, 2009
From: Ken-ichi Ueda
I recently went snorkeling in Tomales Bay in search of Phyllaplysia taylori, and I found it! I also found some eggs, that look similar to the eggs of P. padinae, so I was wondering if these were P. taylori's eggs. They don't look nearly as dense, but they do look like they were deposited in the same zig-zag pattern.
Locality: Marshall's Beach, Tomales Bay, < 1 m, California, USA, Pacific Ocean, 29 June 2009, eel grass bed. Length: 5 cm. Photographer: Ken-ichi Ueda.
firstname.lastname@example.orgUeda, K.M., 2009 (Sep 10) Phyllaplysia taylori (and eggs?) from Tomales Bay, California. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/22574
These could well be the eggs of P. taylori. Surprisingly, in Beeman's exhaustive studies of this species and its reproductive system he did not include a photo or drawing of the egg mass of this species. This is certainly the right shape, but it would be nice to get confirmation from someone who has seen it actually laying its egg mass.
Re: Phyllaplysia taylori (and eggs?) from Tomales Bay, California
From: Jeff Goddard, September 21, 2009
Egg ribbon of Phyllaplysia taylori
From: Leo Shaw, June 2, 2008
Phyllaplysia taylori from British Columbia
From: Nicole LaForge, October 24, 2005