Feeding record for Hypselodoris iacula

February 12, 2007
From: Bill Rudman

Here is a record of Hypselodoris iacula and its food sponge. The animal and sponge were collected and photographed by David Brunckhorst during field work he undertook to collect specimens for his revision of the Phyllidiidae.

Locality: Phi Phi Island, sthn Thailand, 7-15 m, with sponge. 25 November 1989. AM C162381. Photo: D.J. Brunckhorst

The sponge is a species of the dysideid genus Euryspongia, most probably the same species as that eaten by Hypselodoris purpureomaculosa [see message #19243]. This is the first record we have of this species feeding.

Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2007 (Feb 12) Feeding record for Hypselodoris iacula. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19391

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