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#1 MikeVeitch

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 06:20 PM

This guy/girl was about 8-10 inches long and UUUGGGGLLLLYYYY!
had to stay about 6 feet away to get it in the frame of my 105mm lens.

I am thinking perhaps Kentrodoris rubescens...
Anyone know for sure?

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#2 Leslie

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 04:26 PM

Yup, except that the genus Kentrodoris has been synonymized with Jorunna so the official name is Jorunna rubescens. And not all of us think it's ugly... :)

#3 MikeVeitch

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 08:44 PM

Hi Leslie, thanks for clearing that up for me, will get to work re captioning.

Now then, if you don't think its ugly...try this link, it will take you to a shot of two of them having a bit of sexual fun...

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 09:23 AM

Nice shot!! And look how tenderly one appendage is caressing the other - it must be true slug love!! :)

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 09:25 AM

Nice shot!! And look how tenderly one appendage is caressing the other - it must be true slug love!! :)

Ugliness is in the eye of the beholder and you're talking to someone who thinks wart hogs, woebegongs, & stonefish are absolutely adorable......