Ceratosoma tenue laying eggs

October 26, 2005
From: Mary Jane Adams

Hi Bill,
It looks like Ceratosoma tenue uses the curled up 'tail' of its foot to form a tight, neat egg coil.

Locality: Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait. Depth: 10 meters. Length: 50 mm. 4 June 2005. Sand slope. Photographer: M. J. Adams

Best regards,
Mary Jane

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Adams, M.J., 2005 (Oct 26) Ceratosoma tenue laying eggs. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/15013

Thanks Mary Jane,
It certainly looks as though it is using its tail. Other nudibranchs use their foot. I often wonder just how such 'blunt tools' can be used by an animal of such little brain to create such meticulous spirals
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2005 (Oct 26). Comment on Ceratosoma tenue laying eggs by Mary Jane Adams. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/15013

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