November 20, 2009
From: Gary Cobb
Concerning message #882:
Hi Bill and everyone!
Well here is another species that appears rare on the Forum. Phestilla minor found here intertidally is quite a surprise, complete with egg mass.
Locality: Pt Cartwright, Mooloolaba, intertidal, Queensland, Australia, Pacific Ocean, 10 July 2004, Intertidal. Length: 8 mm. Photographer: Gary Cobb.
firstname.lastname@example.orgCobb, G.C., 2009 (Nov 20) Phestilla minor in sthn Queensland. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/21905
Sorry your message seems to have been 'lost'. I found it when I was preparing Peter's [message #22811].
I have never seen a specimen with this reddiah colouration before. Are there any small colonies of the coral Porites in the locality? If not there is always the chnace this is a similar looking species of Cuthona. I must say the swollen tips to the cerata look very like the glandular sacs I would expect to find in a species of Phestilla, so I'll wait to here what you can tell me about the presence of Porites nearby