Learchis evelinae
Edmunds & Just, 1983

Family: Glaucidae




West Palm Beach, Florida, USA, in 12 feet, approx 20mm long, February 19, 2000. PHOTO: Anne DuPont.

Body translucent clear with some white speckling. Upper three quarters of oral tentacles are opaque white. The smooth tapering rhinophores are multicoloured with a basal translucent clear band, then an orange mid region, then an opaque white upper third. Edmunds & Just describe an orange line on each side of the head from the base of the oral tentacle to the base of the rhinophores. In the photographed specimen here the orange line is replaced by an orange patch. There are scattered white marks on the dorsum and a median white line on the posterior part of the foot. No information on the colour of the cerata was given by Edmunds & Just. The animals they described were from Barbados and ranged from 3-9mm long.

• Edmunds, M. & Just, H. (1983) Eolid nudibranchiate Mollusca from Barbados. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 49(3): 185-203.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (February 25) Learchis evelinae Edmunds & Just, 1983 . [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/learevel

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