Bornella calcarata
Morch, 1863

Family: Bornellidae


Caribbean, Brazil.


St. Vincent Island, Caribbean, approx 3 inches. Depth approx 60 feet, August 2002. Photo: Linda Ianniello.

Body translucent to opaque white with a reticulate pattern of orange or orange-red. Similar in shape to other species of the genus ans swims by lateral flexion of the body when disturbed. Grows to at least 50mm long.

• Thompson, T.E. (1980) Jamaican Opisthobranch Molluscs II. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 46: 74-99.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2002 (June 15) Bornella calcarata Morch, 1863. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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