Re: Pleurobranchus hilli - feeding observation

April 25, 2003
From: Sue Newson

Sorry Bill,
Concerning your comments. I wish I could say that it was actually taking a bite, but I can't.
However, the positioning of the pleurobranch and the 'food source', the shape of the pleurobranch and the shape of the 'bite' marks, and the 'freshness' of them, could lead me to believe nothing else. I don't know for sure if it is a sponge or an acidian, but I will make it a priority to get it identified. If all else fails, we have Reg Lipsom onboard next weekend. I'm sure he'll be able to help.

Newson, S., 2003 (Apr 25) Re: Pleurobranchus hilli - feeding observation. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Sue,
Don't apologise, we may be a lot closer to knowing what this species eats than we were last week! I look forward to any updates
Bill Rudman

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