October 9, 2002
From: Joan Hales
Here are some photos of Ercolania margaritae. This was an accidental collection from Walkerville [southeastern Victoria, Australia]). It was not sighted until 19 days after collection when it was about 7mm in length. It was feeding on the Chaetomorpha weed, which I had collected to identify. After one week I rephotographed the specimen. It had grown amazingly in that week, doubling in length and seemingly adding many new cerata. The two photos are both to the same scale.
The growth information is certainly very interesting. Concernng its identity. It certainly matches the illustrations I have rcently posted of Burn's E. margaritae. What we need to know now is whether this is the same as the species I have on the Forum as Ercolania boodleae. An intersting little project for someone.
Ercolania cf boodleae from Victoria, Australia
From: Trevor McMurrich, September 2, 2006
Ercolania cf. boodleae & E. margaritae
From: Cynthia Trowbridge, October 6, 2002
Ercolania cf. boodleae from S.E. Australia
From: John Chuk, October 4, 2002
Re: Stiliger? from S.E. Australia
From: Kathe R. Jensen, February 4, 2002
Stiliger? from S.E. Australia
From: John Chuk, February 3, 2002