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.
Rudman, W.B., 1998 (October 27) Aglaja? orientalis Baba, 1949. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/aglaorie
Re: Aglaja? orientalis from nthn Mariana Islands
From: Yuji Fujie, March 19, 2009
Aglaja ? orientalis from Indian Ocean (Reunion Island)
From: Hugues Flodrops, January 8, 2009
Aglaja orientalis from South Korea
From: Dong Bum Koh, February 12, 2005
Aglaja? orientalis from South Africa
From: Valda Fraser, February 14, 2003
Aglaja? orientalis from Japan.
From: Jun Imamoto, January 9, 2003
Aglaja? orientalis from Okinawa
From: Bob Bolland, October 27, 1998