November 1, 2005
From: Yuji Fujie
I think this is possibly as young Flabellina exoptata?
Would you tell me real name ?
Locality: LauLau Beach, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. Depth: 12 m. Length: 5 mm. 26 October 2005. Rock. Photographer: Yuji Fujie
email@example.comYuji Fujie, 2005 (Nov 1) Marianina rosea from Saipan, Marianas Ids. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/15127
This is Marianina rosea. One way to tell it is not an aeolid such as Flabellina is to look at the shape of the rhinophores. Marianina rosea is a tritoniid and in that family the rhinophores have a ring of vertical papillae which form a circle around the central stalk, as in your photo. Although the name Marianina sounds appropriate for something from the Mariana Islands, the similarity is a coincidence as this species was first described from New Caledonia.