August 1, 2000
From: Lindsay Warren
This sacoglossan was found by Rich Smith on 10 June 1999 at a depth of 2.4 m between the islands of Hoga and Kaledupa, Tukang Besi Archipelago, SE Sulawesi, Indonesia (Operation Wallacea. He found it in a sheltered spot "feeding on spherical spongey algae". L: 10 mm. The original illustration showed an overall body colour of brown, whereas in reality it is green. Photo: Lindsay Warren.
It was only when I was able to compare photos that I could see the great similarity with a another specimen (OWN159) which you have identified as Thuridilla flavomaculata.
Photo: Lindsay Warren.
All the best
firstname.lastname@example.orgWarren, L., 2000 (Aug 1) Re: Thuridilla flavomaculata from Sulawesi. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/2804
They are both Thuridilla flavomaculata. The mention of it feeding on a 'spherical spongey algae' could be a useful clue to its food.
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Thuridilla flavomaculata from Bunaken, Indonesia
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Thuridilla flavomaculata from Sulawesi
From: Lindsay Warren, July 21, 2000