Volvatella sp. 1.

Superfamily: OXYNOOIDEA
Family: Volvatellidae


Known only from northeastern South Africa


Locality: Sodwana Bay, 20 metres, South Africa, Indian Ocean, 16 September 2007, reef. Length: 6 mm. Photographer: Colin Ogden.

The brownish spots scattered over the shell, are I suspect colourless spots on the white mantle which lines the inside of the transparent shell. I don't know of a described species with that colour pattern.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2008 (October 17) Volvatella sp. 1. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/volvsp1

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