September 21, 2005
From: Bill Rudman
Volvatella angeliniana was described from the Ryukyu Islands in southern Japan. The mantle is translucent white with many large white patches, and the head tentacles [rhinophores] are tipped with orange. There is an orange band around the posterior `spout', and there can be an orange band at the anterior end of the mantle.
Here is a record of a specimen from New Caledonia which lacks the anterior orange band. These are the only 2 records I know of this species.
Locality: Pointe de Pandop, near Koumac, New Caledonia, 20°35'S, 164°15.5'E, Intertidal, hard substrate, algae, 24 October 1993, shell length 5 mm, AM C200628. Photo: Bill Rudman
Ichikawa, M. (1993) Saccoglossa (Opisthobranchia) from the Ryukyu Islands. Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, 36: 119-139.
Volvatella angeliniana from sthn Queensland
From: Gary Cobb, August 7, 2008
Volvatella angeliniana from the Marshall Islands
From: Scott Johnson, September 22, 2005
Re: Range extension for Volvatella angeliniana
From: Julie Marshall, September 22, 2005
Range extension for Volvatella angeliniana
From: Bill Rudman, September 21, 2005