October 18, 2000
From: Nishina Masayoshi
This is Nishina, I've been to Hachijo Island
in Japan at last weekend [Oct 2000]. I found a Melibe. This was the first time I have seen it with my own eyes. I like it very much though it's not colorful.
email@example.comMasayoshi, N., 2000 (Oct 18) Melibe sp. from Japan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/3136
As you say, the species of Melibeare not very colourful, but despite that they are very fascinating to watch. The way they move along, using their oral hood to feel for little crustaceans to eat, almost makes them seem to have an intelligence.
I am afraid I can't see enough of the animal to be sure of its identity, although it is one of the species with many papillae on the body. Could you give me some idea of how long it was alive? Perhaps Terry Gosliner can give us his opinion.
Non-swimming species of Melibe
From: Thierry Thibaut, February 26, 2003
From: Paul Katz, February 12, 2003
Melibe from Sulawesi
From: Mary Jane Adams , December 22, 2002
Further information on the Melibe
From: Nishina Masayoshi, October 26, 2000