July 22, 2006
From: Yuji Fujie
Concerning message #16226:
Locality: Obyan Beach, 5m, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, Pacific Ocean, 7 June 2006, under the dead coral. Length: 1mm. Photographer: Yuji Fujie.
firstname.lastname@example.orgYuji Fujie, 2006 (Jul 22) Ilbia mariana in an ascidian. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/17149
Certainly in colour these animals inside the ascidian wall look like juvenile Ilbia marina but they seem to have thin orange, forked, structures coming out of the front (or back?) of the black section. Did you actually take one of these things out of the ascidian and have a look at it?
Nothing's impossible, but Ilbia is a herbivore, so it is a strange place to find it in large numbers like this. Unless you actually looked at one out of the ascidian, I would be inclined to think this was some sort of parasite, or worm. I look forward to your comments
Re: A juvenile Ilbia mariana ?
From: Clay Carlson, April 3, 2006
A juvenile Ilbia mariana ?
From: Yukari Tani, April 3, 2006
llbia mariana from Northern Mariana Islands
From: Takao Uraswa, April 1, 2006
Ilbia mariana from the Marshall Islands
From: Scott Johnson, December 3, 2001
'runcinid' from Sulawesi, Indonesia
From: Lindsay Warren, March 23, 1999
Sulawesi runcinid is Ilbia mariana
From: Clay Carlson, March 23, 1999