Armina juliana from Colombia

February 27, 2003
From: Néstor E. Ardila

Dear Dr. Rudman
Here is a copy of a paper and some plates about a new species of Armina recently described from the Caribbean coast of Colombia.

PHOTOS: Type material: Holotype (Figures. 1 and 2) deposited in the Reference Collection of the Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras, INVEMAR, at Santa Marta, Colombia (INVEMAR-Mol-1598), length 41 mm alive, loc. off Cabo de La Vela, Colombia (12º 19´ N, 72º 42´ W), 460 m, muddy bottom. Paratype, deposited in the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA, USA (LACM-2908), length 14 mm alive, loc. off Palomino, Colombia (11º 26´ N, 73º 32´ W), 306-312 m, muddy bottom.
SEM photographs: holotype. 3. Radula, 4. Rachidian tooth, 5. Lateral teeth, 6. Jaws. 6. Jaw rodlets

• Ardila, N. E. & Díaz, J.M. (2002) Armina juliana (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia: Arminidae), a new species from the southern Caribbean. Bol. Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras, 31: 25-31.

Best Regards,
Néstor E. Ardila
Investigador Adjunto-Curador Moluscos
Museo de Historia Natural Marina de Colombia-MHNMC
Programa Biodiversidad y Ecosistemas Marinos
A.A. 1016, Santa Marta, COLOMBIA.

Ardila, N.E., 2003 (Feb 27) Armina juliana from Colombia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Néstor,
I have summarised your description on the species Fact Sheet. I wish the original descriptions of the other arminids from the tropical west Atlantic had been so comprehensive.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2003 (Feb 27). Comment on Armina juliana from Colombia by Néstor E. Ardila . [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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