Haminoea hydatis from Malta

March 3, 2001
From: Constantine Mifsud

In the Mediterranean there are two forms of Haminoea hydatis. A dark form and a lighter coloured form. I am posting a photo of the light coloured form from Malta found in weed washings from 0.5 m depth, in contrast to Jean-Paul's specimen from the Mediterranan coast of France. H. orteai, also from the near Atlantic, is distinguished by the unpigmented area around the eyes.



Mifsud, C., 2001 (Mar 3) Haminoea hydatis from Malta. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/3878

Thanks Constantine,
Its nice to see some shelled opisthobranchs for a change
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.


Haminoea hydatis

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