Flabellina hamanni
Gosliner, 1994

Family: Flabellinidae


Known only from the Caribbean [Turks & Caicos Ids, and the Bahamas]


Bahamas, Atlantic. Depth: 20 feet. Length: 0.5 inches. May 2002. on coral reef. Photographer: Keri Wilk

The body is translucent, ranging in colour from pink to orange. The oral tentacles, rhinophores and tentacular foot corners are the same colour as the body with an opaque milky yellow tip, and a reddish purple band beneath the yellow. The cerata are similarly coloured, with a milky yellow cap. below the yellow cap the ceratal walls are dusted with opaque white almost to the base, where the white gradually disappears and the ceratal wall become translucent colourless. A little below the yellow cap, is a thin band of reddish purple. It is much thinner more defined than the broader diffuse bands on the head tentacles. The rhinophores have an elongate rounded tip and then a large club consisting of many posteriorly facing papillae.

This species grows to at least 32 mm in length

  • Gosliner, T. M. (1994)  New records of Flabellinidae (Opisthobranchia: Aeolidacea) from the tropical Americas, with descriptions of two new species.  Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 48: 171-183.
Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2006 (February 9) Flabellina hamanni Gosliner, 1994. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/flabhama

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