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#1 ChrigelKarrer

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:30 AM

I shot some pictures of those Flabellina Affinis here in Sardinia:
The first question is if it is a Flabellina Affinis or Flabellina Pedata
The second question is are the pink balls inside eggs and the pink string in picture 2 also egg filaments?

Picture 1 Nikon D800 / Nikon 105mm Micro VR / 2 INON Z-240 strobes
Picture 2 Nikon D7000 / Tokina 100mm Macro / 2 INON Z-240 strobes

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Edited by ChrigelKarrer, 26 September 2012 - 10:34 AM.

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#2 scubamarli

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:06 PM

It's Flabellina affinis. The second photo shows egg masses.
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#3 ChrigelKarrer

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:02 PM

Scubamarli,
thanks for your quick answer!
but i think that i may formulated my question unclear:
On picture one, the Flabellina is filled with pink "balls", are they eggs or just some kind of interiors.
I attach another picture and a crop of it
Thanks so much!
Chris

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  • FlabbellinaAffinisEggsZoomed.jpg

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#4 liquidguru

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:14 PM

I think they could be the ovotestis follicles. See this post http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=46612 as there is some explanation there, as I has seen something similar.

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#5 Leslie

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:19 AM

I think so too. For more info do a web search. The Sea Slug Forum archives is a good place to start. www.seaslugforum.net