March 22, 1999
From: Lindsay Warren
Thanks for your email. The two lots of Haminoea weren't found on the soft coral featured in the shots. They were both found on dead branching coral which was covered in algae. Please find attached the sketches as requested.
All the best
firstname.lastname@example.orgWarren, L., 1999 (Mar 22) Sketches of Haminoea #79 cymbalum?. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/707
Thanks for the sketches. Clay Carlson & Patty Jo Hoff have just corrected my suggestion that your two animals are Haminoea cymbalum. They identify this as Haminoea ovalis. See their messages concerning Haminoea ovalis, Haminoea cymbalum (? = Haminoea simillima) and Haminoea sp. 1.
NOTE: Here is a repeat of the collection data and photo from Lindsay's original message which I have left with H. cymbalum: Tukang Besi Islands,
[Sulawesi, Indonesia - Operation Wallacea ] 1998. #79 - Length: 8 mm. Internal shell different from OWN78 with white blotches with
orange centre. Mantle with small orange spots. White centre to posterior foot from
shell to end of foot surrounded by transparent mantle with a few orange spots. They were found on dead branching coral which was covered in algae.