Flabellina sp. 7

Superfamily: AEOLIDINA
Family: Flabellinidae


Locality: Eilat, ~28 meters, Israel, Red Sea, 11 July 2006. Length: 1-1.5 cm. Photographer: Oren Lederman.

It looks similar to Flabellina bicolor in general shape and colour, but there are a number of distinct differences. In shape, this animal has smooth rhinophores rather than the big lamellate club found in F. bicolor. It has a subterminal yellow band on the cerata, like F. bicolor, but I have never seen that species with a two median yellow spots each surrounded by opaque white, as this one does, one in front of the rhinophores and one just behind.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2006 (July 21) Flabellina sp. 7 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/flabsp7

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