Siphopteron sp. 4

Order: CEPHALASPIDEA
Superfamily: PHILINOIDEA
Family: Gastropteridae

PHOTO

Cabilao island, Philippines. Length 7 + 9mm, Depth 16m, 04 May 2003.

The orange-red siphon and flagellum, and the opaque whitish edge to the parapodia, suggest this could be a pale version of Siphopteron quadrispinosum. It looks quite like the photo in Gosliner (1989), but clearly we know little about colour variability in these species at present.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2003 (September 11) Siphopteron sp. 4 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/siphsp4

Related messages

  1. Re: Siphopteron sp. from the Philippines
    From: Teresa Zuberb├╝hler, December 18, 2008
  2. Siphopteron sp. 4? from the Philippines
    From: Erwin Koehler, January 14, 2004
  3. Re: Siphopteron sp. from the Philippines
    From: Terry Gosliner, September 15, 2003
  4. Siphopteron sp. from the Philippines
    From: Erwin Koehler, September 13, 2003

Show factsheet and all related messages