Aglajid sp. 8
West Caicos, Turks and Caicos, Tropical west Atlantic. Depth: 45 feet. Length: 1/2 inch. 6 July 2005. sandy bottom. Photographer: Laurie KornAuthorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2005 (July 18) Aglajid sp. 8 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/aglajidsp8
August 29, 2005
From: Anne DuPont
Can you confirm that this is Chelidonura berolina? I found only two in 4 months of searching in the southern Bahamas. This is the larger specimen, approximately 6 mm. The other specimen I found with it was approximately 4 mm. They were found in the sand near sea grass beds.
Location: Monument Beach, Stocking Island, Exumas, Bahamas. Depth: 5-6 feet, March 9, 2005
Delray Beach, FL
email@example.comDuPont, A., 2005 (Aug 29) Aglajid sp. 8 from the Bahamas. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/14646
In an earlier message [#9573] I quoted Marcus & Marcus's original description of the colour of C. berolina and the orange bands they mention suggest they are describing the animal I have identified as C. africana. I suspect this animal is a species of Philinopsis or Aglaja. There is already a photo of this species on the Forum [message #14277] which I have suggested is the same as Redfern's Philinopsis sp. A [Photo 648 in his book]. I have called it Aglajid sp. 8 on the Forum.
July 18, 2005
From: Jayne Baker
Any suggestions on the name of this little guy? Found in 45 feet of water, West Caicos, Turks and Caicos, about 1/2 inch long.
Locality: West Caicos, Turks and Caicos, Tropical west Atlantic. Depth: 45 feet. Length: 1/2 inch. 6 July 2005. sandy bottom. Photographer: Laurie Korn
firstname.lastname@example.orgBaker, J., 2005 (Jul 18) Philinopsis? from Turks and Caicos. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/14277
Your animal is an aglajid. It looks a bit like a Caribbean Chelidonura africana [= Chelidonura berolina] but I think it is a Philinopsis probably Redfern's Philinopsis sp. A [Photo 648 in his book]. We need a lot more material of these fascinating animals from the Caribbean region so we can et a better idea of how many species occur there. At present too many species have been described from one or a very few animals which makes decisions on identifying animals with colour patterns different from the origianl specimens very difficult.