Dendrodoris limbata from Tunisia

May 7, 2003
From: Anis

Dear Bill,
I found this sea slug in a coastal lagoon, "Lac de Tunis" [south section] in Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa. Depth: 0 to 1m some time between January and March, 2003.

Can you identify it please.

Anis, 2003 (May 7) Dendrodoris limbata from Tunisia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Anis,
I am pretty sure this is a black colour form of Dendrodoris limbata. Angel Valdes discusses the differences between Dendrodoris species in the Mediterranean in an earlier message. As he mentions there, all three species from your region have a red juvenile colour form. I suspect the reddish animal in your other message is a juvenile Dendrodoris limbata.
Best wishes
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2003 (May 7). Comment on Dendrodoris limbata from Tunisia by Anis. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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