November 23, 2001
From: Valda Fraser
Over the weekend I found Ceratophyllidia africana. Have seen that it was described by Eliot from Tanzania with reference to a single specimen. Gosliner also found an animal at Sodwana, north coast KwaZulu-Natal.
Hope you like it!
Locality: Park Rynie, south coast KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 30 m
Date: November 2001
Size: 40 mm
firstname.lastname@example.orgFraser, V., 2001 (Nov 23) Ceratophyllidia africana from South Africa. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/5704
It is interesting to compare this South African animal with Walabha's animal from Indonesia, which has a green mantle and outer tubercles which are white with black spots, like yours, but has inner tubercles which are black with white spots. As I say at the top of the page, we have so few records of animals in this genus that it is not possible to interpret the significance of the colour differences at present.
From: Bob Bolland, November 24, 2001
Ceratophyllidia? from Indonesia & Thailand
From: Walabha Sinbul, October 8, 2001
Ceratophyllidia sp. from Japan
From: Nishina Masayoshi, October 2, 2001
From: Bill Rudman, July 23, 1998