June 27, 2001
From: Jochen Scholtyssek
Here are some Video-Pictures of a new seaslug. It is 4cm long.
Is the name Marionia rubra ?
ROYAL Diving Center, Akaba, Jordan. Red Sea. 20m., April, 2001..Diveplace Garden.
Scholtyssek, J., 2001 (Jun 27) Marionia rubra? from the Red Sea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/4381
Yes I think this is Marionia rubra. This group of tritoniids needs more work. At the moment it is hard to say how many species there are in the tropical Indo-West Pacific. It is possible that species vary in colour depending on the colour of the soft-corals they are feeding on but basically we don't know.