Notobryon from Hong Kong

May 23, 2002
From: Bernard Picton

Hi Bill,
Seeing the pictures of Notobryon appearing on the Forum I wonder if
this animal from Hong Kong, is a different species? It seems to be quite different in colour and shape to Notobryon wardi. Here are two pictures of the same animal.

BEPHK97 - 11 Apr 1983 - NW Kong Chau, Mirs Bay, Hong Kong - 5-10m


Picton, B. , 2002 (May 23) Notobryon from Hong Kong. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Bernard,
Alicia's messages about scyllaeids from the east Pacific suggest that some of these animals may have green and brown colour forms or phases. I suspect we need quite a few more specimens to be collected before sensible comparative work can be done,
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2002 (May 23). Comment on Notobryon from Hong Kong by Bernard Picton . [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


Notobryon wardi

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