Gymnodoris striata

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Romblon Island, Philippines
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Gymnodoris striata with egg mass

Gymnodoris striata (Eliot, 1908)

This aggressive slug-i-vore measures up to 55 mm. It feeds on the sacoglossid, Plakobranchus .

It is one of easier Gymnodorids to identify being white with an orange notal rim and longitudinal lines. The gill forms a flat arch across the notum.

It is found throughout the Indian and western Pacific oceans.

Dave Behrens
Sammamish, WA 98074
May, 2018
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WEBMASTER'S NOTES: The sighting of Gymnodoris striata at Romblon was a real treat for me as this was a first encounter! I knew immediately what we were dealing with after the guide pointed it out! I would recommend a visit to Romblon Island by all you slug enthusiasts! Avoid the ferry going in if you can, flying in is more expensive but entirely more realiable and less stressful!

From left to right, Terry Gosliner, Angel Valdes, Dave Behrens La Jolla, Calif.

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