Pauleo jubatus
Millen & Hamann, 1992

Family: Glaucidae




Belize. PHOTO: Anne Dupont.

Pale orange body with a white band down midline from head to posterior end of the foot. Grows to at least 50mm long. The large somewhat flattened cerata are similar to those found in some species of Phyllodesmium, and the cerata break off easily when disturbed like in Phyllodesmium, but they contain a functional cnidosac at the tip, unlike Phyllodesmium.

This species has many similarities to Phyllodesmium. One major difference is the posession of functional cnidosacs.

The cerata show a considerable colour range depending on the colour of the food, ranging from the yellow animals shown here to bluish gray. Found feeding on the gorgonian Plexaurella dichotoma.

• Millen, S. V. and J. C. Hamann. (1992) A new genus and species of Facelinidae (Opisthobranchia, Aeolidacea) from the Caribbean Sea. The Veliger 35(3): 205-214.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (August 24) Pauleo jubatus Millen & Hamann, 1992. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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