Thecacera picta from Vanuatu

March 30, 2007
From: Josh Jensen

This slug was moving quickly over a sand and rubble bottom with scattered sea grass and coral bommies at night. It didn't stop to feed on anything while I was watching. The dive site was the President Coolidge wreck and the slug was near the safety stop area on the way up the steep slope so the depth info may be irrelevant as only 100 m either side could have the slug on the beach or at 60 m depth.

Locality: Near wreck, shore dive, 8m, Vanuatu, Western Pacific, 20 December 2004, Sand slope between beach and 60 m. Length: 70 mm. Photographer: Josh Jensen.

Josh Jensen

josh@underseaproductions.com

Jensen, J. P., 2007 (Mar 30) Thecacera picta from Vanuatu. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19706

Dear Josh,

This is Thecacera picta. Could you confirm the length please? 70 mm is quite a bit larger than most specimens that have been reported. That is not to say you haven't found a very large specimen, but since 25 - 30 mm is the usual size, I think it is worth checking.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2007 (Mar 30). Comment on Thecacera picta from Vanuatu by Josh Jensen. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19706

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