April 3, 2007
From: Reindert Grooters and Mieke Snoek
Locality: Anilao, Batangas, 8 metres, Philippines, western pacific, 15 and 17 November 2005, Sand and coral patches. Photographer: Reindert Grooters.
Reindert & Mieke.
firstname.lastname@example.orgR. Grooters; A. Snoek, 2007 (Apr 3) Platydoris formosa trailing. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19424
Dear Reindert & Mieke,
I can't recall a report of trailing in species of Platydoris before, but it seems quite a widespread behaviour. Perhaps its just more noticeable in relatively active species like chromodorids and some sea hares.
I have included a close-up alongside to show the colour pattern of this species and also the spectacular red rhinophores.