Cuthona sp. 6
Known from Okinawa and Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, OLD, Australia. 7mm long alive. Photo: Julie Marshall.Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2002 (April 8) Cuthona sp. 6 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/cuthsp6
July 20, 2002
From: Shouichi Kato
This Cuthona was found when I turned over a rock, shallower than 10m in depth. It was smaller than 10mm.
Please let me know what it is.
firstname.lastname@example.orgKato, S., 2002 (Jul 20) Cuthona sp. 6 from Hachijo Island, Japan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/6961
I'm pretty sure this is the species we are calling Cuthona sp. 6 on the Forum.
July 11, 2002
From: Nishina Masayoshi
This animal in Tsuyoshi Kawamoto's message
and Cuthona sp. 6 in the book Nudibranchs of Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef are similar.
email@example.comMasayoshi, N., 2002 (Jul 11) Re: Flabellina? from Okinawa, Japan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/7512
April 12, 2002
From: Julie Marshall
I have found this beautiful little aeolid twice at Heron Island [Great Barrier Reef]. The first animal, which we illustrated in our book as Cuthona sp. 6, was only 3 mm in size and had a wide mauvish brown band extending down each side of the body. The other specimen, which I found on my most recent trip to Heron Island last month, [March 2002] was almost twice as large (at 5 mm) but its band was bright blue! In all other external features it was the same as the 3 mm animal. Both animals were found under dead coral slabs at the reef crest.
Marshall, J., 2002 (Apr 12) Cuthona from Heron Island. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/6675
I don't recall seeing this beautiful little species before. By coincidence I will call it Cuthona sp. 6 on the Forum as well.
October 2, 2001
From: Tsuyoshi Kawamoto
Here is another nudibranch from Kume Is, Okinawa, Japan, 25 June 2001. Outer reef., depth -10m., length 10mm'.
Could you identify it please.
firstname.lastname@example.orgKawamoto, T., 2001 (Oct 2) Flabellina? from Okinawa, Japan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/5354
I am sorry I am not having much success with your questions, but I don't recognise this species either. It looks like it could be a species of Flabellina but without looking at its anatomy I couldn't be sure.