Armina cygnea
(Bergh, 1876)

Suborder: ARMININA
Family: Arminidae


Known from all of Australia except Victoria and Tasmania.


Camp Cove, Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, 9m, October 1977. (45mm long).
Photo: Bill Rudman.

One of a number of species with a colour pattern of black and white longitudinal lines. See also Armina sp. 1. and Armina sp. 2.
See messages below from Leanne Atkinson on egg-laying and Janalie Besoff on feeding.

• Bergh, L.S.R. (1876). Neue Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Pleurophyllidien. Malakoz. Blätt. 23: 1-14, pl. 1

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1998 (March 9) Armina cygnea (Bergh, 1876). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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