Navanax polyalphos
(Gosliner & Williams, 1972)

Superfamily: PHILINOIDEA
Family: Aglajidae


Mexico (Gulf of California), California, USA.


West Anacapa Island, Channel Islands National Park, California, in 8-10 m., 5 July 2001. Approx 3cm long. Photo: Daniel Geiger.

Black with many small white spots which appear opaline blue-green in certain light. The edge of the parapodia is lined with orange spots. It is much smaller than Navanax inermis rarely reaching more than 40mm in length.

• A new species of Chelidonura from Bahia San Carlos, Gulf of California, with a synonymy of the family Aglajidae. The Veliger, 14(4): 424-436.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2001 (July 31) Navanax polyalphos (Gosliner & Williams, 1972). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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