Re: Aeolid from Japan

March 18, 2003
From: Terry Gosliner

Hi Bill,
The recent posting by Hikaru Nakada sure looks like Flabellina delicata that I described with Richard Willan.

Gosliner, T. , 2003 (Mar 18) Re: Aeolid from Japan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Terry,
Now I remember where I saw it - in your South African book. The photo in Gosliner & Willan (1991) is of a paler colour form, and I'm afraid I couldn't see the papillate rhinophores in Hikaru's photo. Things get lost forever on the unidentified pages so its great to be able to give this species 'a home' after only one day.

Atsushi Ono's photo, on Bob Bolland's website, shows a colour form from Kerama Id, in which the rhinophoral papillae can be seen very clearly.
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2003 (Mar 18). Comment on Re: Aeolid from Japan by Terry Gosliner . [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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