Sakuraeolis gerberina from Japan

September 21, 2001
From: Nishina Masayoshi

Dear Dr.Rudman,
Sakuraeolis gerberina is common but usually found in deeper places down to about 20m.

These animals were photographed at Shibasaki Hayama, Japan, 4 Aug 2001.
Depth: 8m,
Size: 30mm.
Comment: Common here

Upper Photo: Nishina Masayoshi
Lower Photo: Nishina Chikako

Best Regards,
Nishina Masayoshi

Nishina, M., 2001 (Sep 21) Sakuraeolis gerberina from Japan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Nishina & Chikako,
Thanks for these interesting photos of S. gerberina. Dr Yoshi Hirano says that this species feeds and lives on colonies of the hydroid Solanderia misakiensis. Would you know if this is the hydroid in your photos?.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2001 (Sep 21). Comment on Sakuraeolis gerberina from Japan by Nishina Masayoshi . [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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