Aplysia oculifera from Sth Korea

May 14, 2005
From: Dong Bum Koh

Dear Bill,
Here are some more photos of Aplysia oculifera from Jeju.

Locality: Hwa Soon, Jeju Island, Sth Korea. Depth: 3 m. Length: about 60 mm. 15. Aug. 2004. Rocky bottom. Photographer: Dong Bum Koh

Best regards,
Dong Bum Koh

drkoh@seasee.co.kr

D. B. Koh, 2005 (May 14) Aplysia oculifera from Sth Korea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/13760

Dear Koh,
Thanks for these photos and those in your other messages [#13759, #13768]. We don't have many photos of this species, and yours shows the sinuous folds of the parapodia very well. I have included a close-up to show the dark rings or 'eye-spots' which give the species the name oculifera which literally means 'eye carrier'. The bright reddish pink patch on the head is the bright reddish colour of the highly muscular buccal bulb which is used during feeding.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2005 (May 14). Comment on Aplysia oculifera from Sth Korea by Dong Bum Koh. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/13760

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