May 2, 2006
From: Sharif Forbes
The attached specimen (about 3 cm) was photographed on 9th April at about 22 metres on the east coast of Tenggol Island, Malaysia.
Locality: Pulau Tenggol, 22 metres, Malaysia, South China Sea, 9 April 2006, steep rocky slope with encrusting corals etc. Length: 3 cm. Photographer: Sharif Forbes.
My immediate reaction is to identify it as Hypselodoris bollandi but as this species usually seems to be associated with a more easterly location (Okinawa/Philippines) maybe you could give your opinion.
email@example.comForbes, S., 2006 (May 2) Hypselodoris bollandi from Malaysia?. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/16464
Your first thoughts were almost certainly correct. We know very little about most of these species, so if you find something that doesn't seem to fit the known facts, your first thought should be 'I have found something we didn't know before' rather than 'I have made a mistake'. That is the excitement of our science - we all have the chance to find something new.
I am sure as more eyes - and cameras - are out recording, we will greatly increase the known range of many of these species.
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