May 14, 2010
From: Tjaart de Beer
I am struggling to identify this Hypselodoris. The closest I can get is H. kaname but the location seems wrong. Any ideas?
Locality: 7-mile reef, Sodwana, 14m, South Africa, Indian Ocean, 02 January 2010, Reef top on sand + algae. Length: ~25mm. Photographer: Tjaart de Beer.
email@example.com Beer, T.A.P., 2010 (May 14) Hypselodoris fucata from South Africa. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/23203
I am pretty sure this is Hypselodoris fucata which was described from South Africa. We know very little about this species but your animal is very similar in colour and shape to an animal we have on the Forum from Kenya [message #13773]. The white lines in your animal are not as obvious as in earlier specimens, but I am sure they are there.
There are less than 5 previous records of this species, so your message is very valuable