Damaged Thecacera picta from Malaysia

May 20, 2003
From: Asther M. Lau

Hi,
Please help identify this species that I've found recently. is it Nembrotha???

Date: 27th April 2003
Location: Tanjung Api, Tenggol Is. Malaysia
Depth: 22m

Thanx,
Asther M. Lau

asther@scubadiveknit.com

Lau, A.M., 2003 (May 20) Damaged Thecacera picta from Malaysia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/9817

Dear Asther,
This is damaged specimen of Thecacera picta. Something has bitten off its 'tail'. Nudibranchs are quite resilient, and unless something very vital is missing, they can survive damhge like this quite well, often regrowing the lost parts.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2003 (May 20). Comment on Damaged Thecacera picta from Malaysia by Asther M. Lau. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/9817

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