Chelidonura sp. 3.
Pulau Hoga,Tukang Besi, Indonesia. PHOTO: Lindsay Warren.
See Lindsay Warren's message below.Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (February 14) Chelidonura sp. 3. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/chelsp3
June 6, 2007
From: Danny van Belle
I found this little Chelidonura in quantities crawling all over the sand area in Tulamben. They were all similar in size, about 1 cm. Found it also at Puri Jati on the northside of Bali where these pictures were taken.
Notice also the blue line next to the head as indicated in the earlier message for this Chelidonura sp.
Locality: Puri Jati - Bali, 12 m, Indonesia, Indian Ocean, 26 august 2006, Sand area. Length: 1 cm. Photographer: Danny Van Belle.
Danny Van Belle
email@example.comVan Belle, D., 2007 (Jun 6) Chelidonura sp. 3 from Bali. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19291
I am not even sure if Chelidonura sp. 3 is one or more species. There seem to be a number of small species of Chelidonura which apparently don't grow much larger than 1 cm and often occur on sandflats in large numbers.
February 16, 2000
From: Lindsay Warren
The attached Chelidonura OS0775, measuring 21 mm, was also found at the same time as the others in the same shallow sand flat area on the shores of Pulau Hoga in the Tukang Besi [Indonesia - Operation Wallacea] but I do not know whether it was part of a mating chain or not.
It was only on getting the film back that I noticed the blue area inside the mantle near the head. However the area of white near the sensory bristles is considerably narrower than in the other specimens.
Photo: Lindsay Warren.
Is this the same as the C. sandrana / tsurugensis ? ones?
All the best
firstname.lastname@example.orgWarren, L., 2000 (Feb 16) Another black Chelidonura. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1833
I suspect this is a diferrent species. Sometimes the angle of the light will make some of these black ciliated surfaces appear bluish, but I think in this case there is a distinct pigmented blue line. I don't know of such a line in either C. sandrana or C. tsurugensis.
But if it is different, I don't think it is named.