March 18, 2010
From: Kevin Lee
Wow, how fast time flies! This time last year I dived the frigid waters (29F) off the Antarctic. Wanted to contribute some Antarctic opisthobranchs to the Sea Slug Forum archives. I believe the two attached photos are of the same species, A. kerguelenensis, one adult and one juvenile. General photos are posted on www.diverkevin.com.
Locality: Goudier-Jougla, 25 feet, Antarctic Peninsula, Southern Ocean, 9 March 2009, rocky slope. Length: approx. 1 inch. Photographer: Kevin Lee.
firstname.lastname@example.orgKevin Lee, 2010 (Mar 18) Austrodoris kerguelenensis[Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/23341
It looks like A. kerguelenensis to me but hopefully if it is not someone more expert will let us know. From to realtive large rhinophores, I assume the animal in the lower photo is the juvenile, I have included a closeup as it shows the arrangement of the tubercles rather well.
Austrodoris kerguelenensis from the Antarctic Peninsula
From: Erling Svensen, April 16, 2010
Austrodoris kerguelenensis from Antarctic waters
From: David Cothran, July 10, 2007
From: Nicole Brown, March 12, 2001