March 22, 2005
From: Ron Noseworthy
Dear Dr. Rudman,
I am studying the opisthobranchs of Cheju Island, South Korea.
I would appreciate it if you could tell me the world distribution of Aplysiopsis nigra (Baba, 1949), and also which family it is placed in. The literature I have consulted disagrees on which family this species belongs to.
firstname.lastname@example.orgNoseworthy, R., 2005 (Mar 22) Distribution of Aplysiopsis nigra. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/13382
I don't know much about this species exept for Baba's original description as Hermaeina nigra from Japan. From that description, the albumen gland, does not seem to enter the cerata, and the radular teeth are denticulate and sabot-shaped, both characters of Aplysiopsis. But Kathe Jensen should be able to help. I haven't got any photos of this species, so if you have some I could add to the Forum I would be grateful.