Kentrodoris rubescens mating

December 11, 2001
From: Tim Murrell

Dear Dr Rudman,
Here are some more photos of Kentrodoris rubescens to accompany by other message. They are also froom Loloata Island in Bootless Bay, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. These were taken in 1m of water at low tide in early June, 2001.

There is a photo of the egg mass and one of two specimens mating (sorry it isn't clearer, but do you know how hard it is to photograph two mating slugs in 1m of water with severe wind chop?)

Best wishes,
Tim Murrell

Murrell, T., 2001 (Dec 11) Kentrodoris rubescens mating. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Tim,
The egg ribbons are an interesting comparison with mine from Tanzania. Yours are not quite so brightly coloured but are clearly the same shape and size.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2001 (Dec 11). Comment on Kentrodoris rubescens mating by Tim Murrell . [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


Jorunna rubescens

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