Melibe from Sulawesi

December 22, 2002
From: Mary Jane Adams

Hi Bill,
This Melibe was resting on a silty black sand slope in Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi Island, Indonesia. It was about 15-20cm long and about 15 meters deep.

Divesite: JAHIR November 21, 2002.

Can you ID it?

Mary Jane

Adams, MJ., 2002 (Dec 22) Melibe from Sulawesi. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Mary Jane,
The very broad, unbranched ends [I hesitate to call them tips] to the cerata in this species are quite different from what I would identify as Melibe viridis, so until I can hunt down a description that fits this shape I will put your species on the Melibe spp Page.
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2002 (Dec 22). Comment on Melibe from Sulawesi by Mary Jane Adams . [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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