Favorinus sp. 5
Found in egg mass of sand-dwelling haminoeid. Bali, Tulamben, 9m; 1 November 1998. Upper: 4mm long. Lower: (in egg mass) size ? Photos: Clay Carlson.
One of a number of aeolid species which live and feed inside the opisthobranch egg masses they are feeding on. I have tentatively placed them all in the genus Favorinus, because of their general shape and their egg-eating habit.
See message below.
See also pages on Favorinus sp. 3 and Favorinus sp. 4.
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (July 18) Favorinus sp. 5 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/favosp5
July 22, 2000
From: C.Carlson & P.J.Hoff
Here are some photos of a second of the 4 or 5 'internal' egg eaters that we have found.
Specimens of 'Eo.77' found in egg mass of sand-dwelling haminoeid. Bali, Tulamben, 9m; 1 November 1998.
eo077: 4mm long specimen
eo077e: photographed in egg mass. Size?
Clay & Patty Jo.
firstname.lastname@example.orgCarlson, C. & Hoff, P.J., 2000 (Jul 22) An egg-eating aeolid from Bali. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/2736
Dear Clay & Patty Jo,
This species certainly looks different from the one in your earlier message.