Ceratosoma tenue with eggs from Buton Island

December 1, 2005
From: Linda Ianniello

Here is a record of Ceratosoma trilobatum with eggs.

Locality: Buton Beach, Indonesia, Buton Island, Banda Sea. 2 November 2005. Sand, rubble. Photographer: Linda Ianniello

Regards,
Linda I.

lindai1@bellsouth.net

Ianniello, L., 2005 (Dec 1) Ceratosoma tenue with eggs from Buton Island. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/15375

Dear Linda,
Although the animal is in an awkward position there is a small secondary lobe on each side of the mantle edge between the gills and the rhinophores which suggests that this is C. tenue rather than C. trilobatum. We have very little information on egg ribbons in species of Ceratosoma so every photo is valuable. Interestingly we recently had a message from Mary Jane Adams [#15013] with a photo. The egg mass is identical in colour bit decidedly 'frilly' along the edge
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2005 (Dec 1). Comment on Ceratosoma tenue with eggs from Buton Island by Linda Ianniello. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/15375

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