A Ceratosoma convention

May 28, 2003
From: Danny Van Belle

Hi again Bill,
Here are 4 Ceratosoma together and they all don't look like the same species. Can you give me some more info about what I see here?

Thanks
Danny Van Belle

dannyvb@hotmail.com

Van Belle, D., 2003 (May 28) A Ceratosoma convention. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/9914

Dear Danny,
These are all the same species. They are Ceratosoma tenue. This species can be identified by its extra pair of mantle lobes between the gills and the head. Unlike other chromodorids, colour differences in species of Ceratosoma don't seem to be important. What are they doing? Well the three on the left could certainly be interested in mating and the two furthest to the left could be mating.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2003 (May 28). Comment on A Ceratosoma convention by Danny Van Belle. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/9914

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