More Japanese sacoglossans

June 19, 2002
From: Cynthia Trowbridge

Dear Bill,
Your recent message about Hermaea reminded me about two species that I found with the Hiranos in July 2001 at various locations around southern Hokkaido. Yoshi Hirano kindly photographed these slugs found on filamentous green algae (Cladophora and Chaetomorpha). The slugs were intertidal to shallow subtidal (< 1m). From the field populations, I am pretty certain that these were 2 separate species. I would welcome your thoughts about these slugs. The wealth of species on Japanese shores is an exciting challenge.
All the best,

Trowbridge, C., 2002 (Jun 19) More Japanese sacoglossans. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Cynthia,
There does seem to be an amazing diversity of sacoglossans in Japan. Perhaps I will wait and see what Kathe has to say about these photos
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

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