Thuridilla moebii from Mayotte

November 24, 2003
From: Marina Poddubetskaia

Dear Bill,
Here is a beauty from Mayotte (the Comoro Islands). Shireen Fahey has identified it for me as Thuridilla moebii (Bergh, 1888). I didn't know this species and it isn't on the Forum yet, so I hope you could give me some more information about this pretty guy. I found it under a dead coral.

Date: November 14, 2003
Location: Mayotte Island, Comoro Ids, Indian Ocean
Site: Passe en S, buoy n° 8
Depth: 12m
Size: 17mm


Poddubetskaia, M., 2003 (Nov 24) Thuridilla moebii from Mayotte. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Marina,
This is an excellent find, as this is only the fifth time this rare elysiid has been reported. Basically I can't tell you much about it, other than what I have added to it Fact Sheet.
Best wishes
Bill Rudman


Thuridilla moebii

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