Aeolid from the Solomon Islands

July 15, 2002
From: Mary Jane Adams

Hi Bill,
I was catching up on the Forum messages and recognized a slug picture from Bruce Potter. I believe it is the same species I photographed at Twin Tunnels in the Solomons in November, 1997. There were lots of them on this divesite at that time. They were about 4-5cm. long and seemed more colorful than they appear on film. I have looked for them on several subsequent dive trips, but haven't found any. Terry Goslinger told me it is an undescribed Godiva species. I am glad this
beautiful creature is making a come-back.

Best regards,
Mary Jane

Adams, M J., 2002 (Jul 15) Aeolid from the Solomon Islands. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Mary Jane,
Now that we have more than one record, I'll give them their own page, as things tend to get lost on the unidentified pages. I am happy with Terry's suggestion that it is probably a spcies of Godiva so I'll call it Godiva sp. 2.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2002 (Jul 15). Comment on Aeolid from the Solomon Islands by Mary Jane Adams. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


Godiva sp. 2

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