Aglaja? orientalis
Baba, 1949

Family: Aglajidae


Found throughout the tropical Indo-West Pacific.


Koumac, northern New Caledonia, October 1993. 16mm long alive. PHOTO: Bill Rudman.

This rather elongate aglajid has anatomical characters which suggest it is neither a Philinopsis nor an Aglaja. It has been found now from Japan through much of the tropical western Pacific. A similar species occurs in the Indian Ocean and may be just a colour form.

• Baba, K. (1949) Opisthobranchia of Sagami Bay. Iwanami Shoten, Tokyo. 211pp + pls.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1998 (October 27) Aglaja? orientalis Baba, 1949. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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