Flabellina riwo
Gosliner & Willan, 1991

Family: Flabellinidae


Indo-West Pacific.


Wakatobi, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Banda Sea. Depth: 10 metres. Length: 1 inch. 5th September 2005. sandy rubble bay area. Photographer: Candy Armstrong

This species is very similar in shape to Flabellina bicolor, including having long oral tentcles with flattened, paddle-shaped tips. It differs in having a reticulate white pattern on the body, rather than a uniform dusting of white, and a purple band and a yellow band on each ceras, rather than just the yellow or gold band found in Flabellina bicolor.

  • Gosliner, T. M. & Willan, R. C. (1991) Review of the Flabellinidae (Nudibranchia: Aeolidacea) from the tropical Indo-Pacific, with the descriptions of five new species. The Veliger, 34(2): 97-133.
Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (July 1) Flabellina riwo Gosliner & Willan, 1991. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/flabriwo

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