August 21, 2001
From: Yasuhiro Shirai
Today,I send two image files for reference.
UPPER: This is another photo of the animal I sent a photo of in my earlier message. [Nansei area, Kii Peninsula, Japan, July, 2000 - Depth: 10m
LOWER: This is another individual which I think is the same4 species, but it has yellow spots on his back. It is from
the Nantoh area, Kii Peninsula, central Japan. Depth 18m; Length 25mm; August 1999.
firstname.lastname@example.orgShirai, Y., 2001 (Aug 21) Re: Noumea subnivalis?. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/5107
Thanks for these photos. It certainly seems that both your animals have the typical mantle edge of Noumea subnivalis where the colour gradually changes from red-orange on the outside to yellow on the inside. At least in the upper photo there are distinct signs of the mantle papillae which are so clear in Kahoru Imamoto's photo in Nishina Masayoshi's recent message.
If they are indeed the same, and I think they are, it seems Noumea subnivalis can sometimes have yellowish diffuse spots on the mantle, like Noumea nivalis.
Southernmost record of Noumea subnivalis
From: Nishina Masayoshi, September 26, 2002
Another photo of Noumea subnivalis
From: Nishina Masayoshi, August 21, 2001
About Noumea subnivalis
From: Nishina Masayoshi, August 18, 2001
Noumea subnivalis? from Japan
From: Yasuhiro Shirai, August 14, 2001