Favorinus? sp. 4

Family: Glaucidae


UPPER RIGHT: Guam, Toguon Bay, 8 m; 14 May 1983. 4.5mm long. 
LOWER PHOTOS: in egg mass of Atys multistriata Schepman, 1913. Length: 2.5 - 4mm.  Guam, Toguon Bay, 8m; 14 May 1983.
PHOTOS: Clay Carlson.

One of a number of aeolid species which live and feed inside the opisthobranch egg masses they are feeding on. I have tentatively placed them all in the genus Favorinus, because of their general shape and their egg-eating habit.
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See also pages on Favorinus sp. 3 and Favorinus sp. 5.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (July 18) Favorinus? sp. 4 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/favosp4

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