Siphopteron ladrones
(Carlson & Hoff, 1974)

Superfamily: PHILINOIDEA
Family: Gastropteridae


Guam, Okinawa.


Sunabe, Okinawa, Japan. 23 July 2000, 5mm long, 16m depth. Photos: Kazuko Matsuda.

Characterised by its distinctive colour pattern. Head shield with a median yellow-orange line and a diffuse yellow band along the anterior edge. The dorsal hump is yellow or orange with large white spots each bordered with a darker brown orange ring. The outside of the parapodia are brown with a large yellowish spot at the highest point and two basal white spots.

• Carlson, C.H. & Hoff, P.J. (1974) The Gastropteridae of Guam. with descriptions of four new species (Opisthobranchia: Cephalaspidea). Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, 21(5/6): 345-363.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (August 4) Siphopteron ladrones (Carlson & Hoff, 1974). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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