Baeolidia japonica
Baba, 1933

Family: Eubranchidae




This species is very rare in Kerama Is. [near Okinawa], in Japan. I saw only one individual at bottom of a bay in May, 1999. 7mm long alive. PHOTO: Atsushi Ono.

I initially suggested this may be a species of eubranchid, mainly because of the shape of the cerata. See Atsushi Ono's message below. However I now think it may be Baeolidia japonica. See my comments below.

• Baba, K. (1933) Supplementary note on the Nudibranchia collected in the vicinity of the Amakusa Marine Biological Laboratory. Annotationes Zoologicae Japonenses, Tokyo, 14(2): 273-283.
• Baba, K (1949) Opisthobranchia of Sagami Bay collected by His Majesty The Emperor of Japan. Iwanami Shoten, Tokyo. 194pp., 50 Pls.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (December 23) Baeolidia japonica Baba, 1933. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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