Colour variability in Haminoea zelandiae

October 27, 2006
From: Bill Rudman

I came across these photos I took of Haminoea zelandiae many years ago. They show the range of colour variation from pale translucent brown to almost black.  Unfortunately I wasn't very diligent in labelling slides in those days so I have no details on these photos other than that they would have been from somewhere in Auckland, New Zealand in 1969 or 1970 when I was studying their biology and comparative anatomy.

  • Rudman, W.B. (1971): On the opisthobranch genus Haminoea Turton & Kingston. Pacific Science, 25(4): 545-59, 12 figs.
  • Rudman, W.B. (1971) Structure and functioning of the gut in the bullomorpha (Opisthobranchia) Part 1. Herbivores. Journal of Natural History, 5(6): 647-675, 18 figs.

Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2006 (Oct 27) Colour variability in Haminoea zelandiae. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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