August 24, 2006
From: Mickey Rosenau
Concerning message #17430:
In reading the postings, is it possible that Philinopsis sp.1 is migrating south?
July 2000 seen at Okinawa
January 2002 seen at Okinawa
September 2003 seen at Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi
August 2006 seen at Sangeang Island, Sumbawa
firstname.lastname@example.orgRosenau, M., 2006 (Aug 24) Re: Philinopsis sp. 1 from Sumbawa, Indonesia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/17526
We know so little about many of these animals and their normal distributions that it's not possible to make the assumption that this species is a recent arrival in Indonesia. I would suspect this species is widespread throughout the Malayo-Indonesian Archipelago and the central Pacific. At present we are recording the distribution of photographers as much as anything. I am afraid that we wont be able to make sensible judgements on whether 'new locality data' really represents a recent change in an animal's geographic distribution until we know a lot more about existing distributions.
Re: New Philinopsis from Japan
From: Michael Henke, December 18, 2006
Philinopsis sp. 1 from Sumbawa, Indonesia
From: Stefania Pagani, August 16, 2006
Philinopsis sp. 1 from Sulawesi
From: Paul Whitehead, September 24, 2003
Is this a Chelidonura punctata?
From: Hitoshi Ono, January 24, 2002
Re: Is this a Chelidonura punctata?
From: Erwin Koehler, January 24, 2002
New Philinopsis from Japan
From: Rie Nakano , January 18, 2001