Armina sp. 8

Suborder: ARMININA
Family: Arminidae


Village Beach, Eilat, Israel, Red Sea. 18 March 2004. Depth: 5m. Length: 3cm long. Photo: Binyamin Koretz

I am not sure whether this is a species of Dermatobranchus or Armina without some anatomical information. Many species in this family have a colour pattern similar to this but usually there are some small colour charcters unique to each species. I suspect the black line up the rhinophore stalk and the orange band on the rhinophore club will prove to be important distinguishing features in this species. I am calling it Armina sp. 8 but it could be a species of Dermatobranchus.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2004 (March 21) Armina sp. 8 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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