May 18, 2002
From: Alicia Hermosillo
here is the second of the scyllaeids I am having trouble identifying.
It was on a red alga and I was quite surprised to see this color variation. This red one is the only one I have seen, while the green one from part 1 I have seen in other ocassions.
Again, except from the color, the description matches Crosslandia daedali.
Hermosillo, A., 2002 (May 18) Scyllaeidae from Bahia de Banderas, (2). [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/6969
I think this is a juvenile of Crosslandia daedali. I am not sure why the colour matches that of the algae, as the slug feeds on epiphytic hydroids so will not be picking up algal pigment from its food.
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From: Kevin Lee, December 8, 2009
Crosslandia daedali from Bahia de Banderas
From: Alicia Hermosillo, July 22, 2003
Spelling of Crosslandia daedali
From: Erwin Koehler, May 23, 2002
Re: Scyllaeidae from Bahia de Banderas, (2)
From: Alicia Hermosillo, May 20, 2002
Scyllaeidae from Bahia de Banderas, (1)
From: Alicia Hermosillo, May 18, 2002