June 15, 2000
From: Ray Izumi
I have often observed Chromodoris coi and Chromodoris kuniei travelling along the substrate, periodically flaring out their mantle, raising it above the body. Is there an explanation for this odd behavior?
email@example.comIzumi, R., 2000 (Jun 15) Mantle flaring in Chromodorididae. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/2566
Both these species 'flare' or 'flap' there mantle. Have a look at the page I have prepared on 'Mantle-flapping' in response to your question. I'm afraid I can't say why they do it, but any behavioural observations are welcome.