Polybranchia sp. 1
Kungkungan Bay, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. 23 November, 2001, Depth: 3.5m, Length: 30mm. PHOTO: Nishina Chikako.Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2001 (December 17) Polybranchia sp. 1 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/polybsp1
December 21, 2001
From: Nishina Masayoshi
I just returned from Kungkungan Bay, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. I found a unidentified animal. I attached images. I think I saw is
animal at somewhere before but I do not remember.
It is bit difficult to find rhinophores in those photo, but there is a rhinophore on left side of the lower photo of the head end. I could recognized at least 2 rhinophores in the water but could not see whether it has oral tentacle or not.
Date: 23 Nov,2001
photographed by Nishina Chikako
firstname.lastname@example.orgNishina, M., 2001 (Dec 21) Unknown animal from Sulawesi. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/5731
Dear Nishina & Chikako,
This is an interesting animal. I am pretty sure it is a species of Polybranchia. The two tentacles in the lower photo are the two branches of the left rhinophore found in species of Polybranchia and Cyerce. I suspect this is a species of Polybranchia because the cerata are thin and not inflated. I do nopt knoe of a species with these intense red spots on each ceras, but perhaps Kathe Jensen does.