Favorinus blianus
Lemche & Thompson, 1974

Family: Glaucidae


Known from the European Atlantic from Norway to NW Spain. Reported here from Rhode Island, USA.


UPPER RIGHT: F. blianus feeding on eggs of
?Acanthodoris pilosa with its own spawn below. LOWER RIGHT: Close-up of head to show rhnophoral swellings. April 1978 - Mulroy Bay, Co Donegal, Ireland. Photos: B.E. Picton.
LOWER LEFT: Fort Wetherhill, Jamestown, Rhode Island. [USA, Atlantic coast]. 2-3 cm long. Photo: Paul Young.

Translucent body with opaque white pigmentation forming a chracteristic pattern. There is a line down each oral tentacle which extend onto the head a join in the midline running back between the rhinophores as a single median line, which stops at about the heart. There is a medio-dorsal line along the posterior foot and a white line along the dorsal face of each ceras. The rhinophores have 3 rounded ridges or 'ring-shaped swellings'.

• Lemche, H. & Thompson, T.E. (1974) Three opisthobranch gastropods new to the British Fauna. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, 41: 185-192.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2001 (June 20) Favorinus blianus Lemche & Thompson, 1974. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/favoblia

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