Haminoea maugeansis
Burn, 1966

Family: Haminoeidae


Known only from southeastern Australia with confirmed records from Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia.


Locality: Ricketts Point, Beaumaris, 0.5 metres, Victoria, Australia, Port Phillip, 08 December 2006, On sea grass - Heterozostera nigricaulis. Length: 15 mm. Photographer: John Eichler.

This is a typical species of Haminoea with a thin transparent bubble-shaped shell, often with a brownish tinge. Like many species, the colour of the animal is rather nonedescript, with a translucent clear background colour, sometimes with a brownish tinge, and a mottled pattern of black and grey patches, white granules, and diffuse orange patches.

It is a relatively small species rarely growing larger than 10 mm in total length. It is relativley common in the intertidal and shallow sublittoral in Zostera beds in sheltered bays, and also in shallow pools on on rock platforms. Like all haminoeids. it is a herbivore feeding on some green algae and probably the diatomaceous film on soft shores and other surfaces.

  • Burn, R. 1966. Notes on some opisthobranchs mainly from South Australia. Records of the South Australian Museum, 15(2): 329-352.
Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2007 (June 13) Haminoea maugeansis Burn, 1966. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/hamimaug

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