Re: Pleurobranchus testudinarius from Turkey

June 19, 2002
From: Baki Yokes

Dear Bill,
Following your comment about turtles eating pleurobranchs: Two turtle species can be seen around Turkish coasts, Caretta caretta and Chelonia mydas. The latter is a rare one but C. caretta [illustrated here] is common since Antalya is one of the breeding regions. If the P. testudinarius I have posted in my previous message had been eaten by a turtle, here is the photo of the suspect :)

Photos: A baby Caretta caretta
size: 9cm
Place: Tekirova, Antalya, Turkey
Date: 22/8/1998
Photo: Hasan Yokes:

Best wishes

Yokes, B., 2002 (Jun 19) Re: Pleurobranchus testudinarius from Turkey. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Baki,
I never expected baby photos! It would certainly be interesting to know if they showed any interest in pleurobranchs.
Bill Rudman

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