Lunch menu for Aglaja depicta

June 10, 2002
From: Baki Yokes

Dear Bill,
Here are the photos of Aglaja depicta. We have collected one of them to take more detailed pictures in the aquarium, and placed it together with some other slugs in the tank. But we soon realized that, all of a sudden, an Elysia timida specimen disappeared, without leaving any trace behind. I think Aglaja depicta ate it.

photos: Baki Yokes
Date: 1 May 2002
Place: Antalya, Turkey
Dive site: Uc Adalar
Depth: 18m, on sand
Size: 8cm

Best wishes

Yokes, B., 2002 (Jun 10) Lunch menu for Aglaja depicta. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Baki,
Carnivorous sea slugs are always a problem in captivity. I suspect it has never eaten a sacoglossan in its life before - but the temptation was just too much for it.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

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