Philinopsis lineolata
(H. & A. Adams, 1854)

Family: Aglajidae


Tropical Indo-West Pacific.


Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Up to 50mm long alive. June 1983.
PHOTOS: Bill Rudman.

The prominent bump on the head which can be easily seen on the top photo shows that Philinopsis lineolata belongs to the "Boridium" group of species with a long tubular proboscis which is discussed under Philinopsis gardineri.

As the lower photo shows, Philinopsis lineolata has quite a range in colour pattern.

• Rudman,W.B., (1972). A comparative study of the genus Philinopsis Pease, 1860 (Aglajidae, Opisthobranchia). Pacific Science, 26: 381-399.
• Rudman,W.B., (1972). Structure and functioning of the gut in the Bullomorpha (Opisthobranchia). Journal of Natural History, 6: 547-560.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1998 (October 14) Philinopsis lineolata (H. & A. Adams, 1854). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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