Aldisa sp. 1.
See Rie Nakano's message below.
April 12, 2006
From: Ching-Yao Chan
I do not know which species this is ? Is it Chromodorididae ?
Hope that you can help,
Locality: Kenting, 12 metres, Taiwan, 16 May 2005, Coral Reef. Length: 40 mm. Photographer: C.Y.Chan.
I am pretty sure this is a species of Aldisa, although I can't see any sign of the dorsal 'pits' these animals normally have on their mantle. This animal looks quite similar to one from Atsushi Ono [see message #784] which I am calling Aldisa sp. 1.
April 20, 1999
From: Rie Nakano
Here is another of Mr Atsushi Ono 's images from Kerama Island, near Okinawa which you offered to identify for us.
It was found on the coral reef, Depth: 6m, Length: 8mm.
Mr.Ono thinks it is Sclerodoris sp. But Mr Cory Pittman said this should probably be Aldisa sp.
email@example.comNakano, R., 1999 (Apr 20) Aldisa from Kerama Island. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/784
I think this is almost certainly a species of Aldisa. The two 'pit'-like marks on the back are very characteristic of Aldisa. I have seen one specimen of a very similarly coloured animal which is definitely Aldisa from its radula.