Check List 13(5): 435-441, doi: 10.15560/13.5.435
First record of the sea slug Stylocheilus striatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) (Anaspidea, Aplysiidae) and swarming behavior for Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique with the first record of Pleurobranchus forskalii Rüppel & Leuckart, 1828 (Nudipleura, Pleurobranchidae) for Bazaruto Island (Gastropoda, Heterobranchia)
expand article infoAdrienne Jochum, Adrien Favre§|
‡ Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern, Bern, Switzerland§ Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany| Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Two heterobranch species, Stylocheilus striatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) (Anaspidea, Aplysiidae) and Pleurobranchus forskalii Rüppel & Leuckart, 1828 (Nudipleura, Pleurobranchidae) are reported for the first time for Bazaruto Island, Mozambique. Swarming behavior of Stylocheilus striatus, which was previously described for other localities, was also observed for the first time in the Bazaruto Archipelago. The sea slugs were photographed in situ and identified in sync with their species descriptions, photographic databases and the current literature.
Mollusca; Opistobranchia; East Africa; Anantara Resort; Western Indian Ocean; Inhambane Province