Haminoea ovalis
Pease, 1868

Family: Haminoeidae


Tropical western Pacific?


UPPER: Guam, Bile Bay, Guam. Reef flat; 10.5mm long alive; 10 July 1971.
LOWER: shell (6.5 x 4.6mm) from <10mm long living specimen.
PHOTOS: Clay Carlson & Patty Jo Hoff.

"As far as we know, this is Haminoea ovalis Pease, 1868.  As with Haminoea sp. 1 it differs from H. cymbalum in terms of color, shell shape, gizzard plates and radula.  H. ovalis is the only Haminoea proper that we are aware of that has all lateral teeth denticulate.  Host is the blue-green algae, Lyngbya majuscula".
Note from Clay Carlson & Patty Jo Hoff. (see message below.
See also Haminoea sp. 2. and Haminoea sp. 3.
See Carlson & Hoff's message discussing the 5 orange-spotted species.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (March 21) Haminoea ovalis Pease, 1868. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/hamioval

Related messages

  1. Haminoea ovalis from Heron Island
    From: Julie Marshall, April 20, 2005
  2. Re: Haminoea ovalis from Samoa
    From: Clay Carlson, March 23, 2000
  3. Re: Samoan Haminoea
    From: C.Carlson & P.J. Hoff, March 20, 2000
  4. Haminoea ovalis? from American Samoa
    From: Don Barclay, March 6, 2000

Show factsheet and all related messages