Armina maculata
Rafinesque, 1814

Suborder: ARMININA
Family: Arminidae


Mediterranean, and nearby Atlantic coast (Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Angola).


Bay of Algeciras, Strait of Gibraltar, southern Spain at 25 metres. Associated with Veretillum cynomorium. La Seca Reef, Sandy bottom, 30 mm long. Photo: Alma Sánchez.

Grows to approx 130mm long. Body yellow orange with opaque white rounded and conical tubercles. It burrows in the sand during the day, emerging at night to feed on the pennatulacean 'Sea Pen' Veretillum cynomorium.

• Rafinesque, C.S. (1814). Précis des dé couvertes somiologiques ou zoologiques et botaniques. Palermo, p. 30

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2001 (April 29) Armina maculata Rafinesque, 1814. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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