Sprinting Ceratosoma sinuata

October 22, 2002
From: Sabine Noack

Dear Bill,
Most sea slugs I've seen so far were either sitting or moving rather slowly.
ThisCeratosoma sinuata was kind of sprinting across the reef (from A to D in 35 seconds).

Is there any news about the Ceratosoma sinuata / flavicostata species ?



Noack, S., 2002 (Oct 22) Sprinting Ceratosoma sinuata. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/8229

Note added 30 April 2007: Until now on the Forum this species has been considered a form of C. sinuata [see message #19854]. It is now recognised as C. flavicostata.

Thanks Sabine,
You certainly saw it in a hurry - definitely moving more like a flatworm than a slug. Concerning how many species in the Ceratosoma sinuata / flavicostata group, I'm afraid I have nothing to report.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

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