Hypselodoris bullocki - eggs

March 30, 2001
From: Michael Miller

Dear Bill
Following on Drew's message from Western Australia, attached is a pic of a Hypselodoris bullocki with the color form said to be characteristic of the original description. The egg mass color correlates with earlier postings of other H. bullocki color variations with the same yellow egg mass, the similarity of which you have already commented on.

Location: Batangas, Philippines
Dive spot: Twin Rocks
Depth: 45 ft.
Photographer: Michael D. Miller

Michael Miller


Miller, M.D., 2001 (Mar 30) Hypselodoris bullocki - eggs. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/4063

Thanks Michael,
The size of the eggs (see inset) would suggest that this species has planktonic larvae.
Bill Rudman.

Note added March 31, 2001: Yoshi Hirano has just alerted Mike and I that the egg ribbon image was reversed. It is now the right way around. The animal is of course photographed from the left side so the genital opening, from which the egg ribbon is being extruded, is not visible. ...... Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 2001 (Mar 30). Comment on Hypselodoris bullocki - eggs by Michael Miller. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/4063

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