September 12, 2007
From: Ian Skipworth
These are a couple of recent photos of Flabellina albomarginata from the Poor Knights they are particluarly abundant at the moment. They appear to feed on a variety of hydroids and on several occasions I've seen them seen them munching on Tubularia.
Locality: Poor Knights Islands, 12 m, New Zealand, Pacific Ocean, 01 September 2007, Rocky reef. Length: 7 mm. Photographer: Ian Skipworth.
Skipworth, I.R., 2007 (Sep 12) Flabellina albomarginata from New Zealand. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/20691
Thanks for these photos. They certainly show one animal eating the Tubularia polyp, and the characteristic white line along the edge of the foot.