Re: Dermatobranchus cf. gonatophora

April 2, 2000
From: Valda Fraser

Dear Bill
Maybe this photo will be more helpful. Unfortunately I don't have any photos to illustrate the colour variation which I have mentioned. It will be a project for the future.
Locality: South coast KwaZulu-Natal SOUTH AFRICA
ParkRynie - 25m
Date: July 1999
Size: 30mm
Valda Fraser

Dear Valda,
Thanks for the second photo which definitely shows that the head tentacles are arminid rhinophores not flatworm tentacles.

Not that it gets us much further ahead with an identification, but its defintiely an arminid.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 2000 (Apr 2). Comment on Re: Dermatobranchus cf. gonatophora by Valda Fraser. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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