Shell of Melanochlamys cylindrica

December 23, 2004
From: Bill Rudman

The Aglajidae are characterised by a reduced internal shell. In Melanochlamys the shell is still quite strongly calcified although as you can see here there are no complete whorls to the shell.

This shell is from a New Zealand species, Melanochlamys cylindrica, collected at Narrow Neck, Auckland, Waitemata Harbour, New Zealand, 1967. Shell dimensions: 6 x 5 mm. Photo: G. Batt.

Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2004 (Dec 23) Shell of Melanochlamys cylindrica. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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