Oxynoe antillarum
Morch, 1863

Superfamily: OXYNOOIDEA
Family: Oxynoidae


Tropical and subtropical west Atlantic from Florida to northern Brazil.


Laughing Bird Cay, Belize. Photo: Jeff Hamann.

Animal green, often with translucent white spots all over. There is a characteristic pattern of mottled white pigmentation. The rhinophores are mottled white and there is a band of this colour extending along each side of the head from the base of each rhinophore. A similar coloured band runs around the edge of the parapodia, and along the edge of the foot, and forms a median line down the foot, behind the parapodia, to the posterior tip. The parapodia and foor have scattered papillae which are often pigmented white.

• Morch, O.A.L. (1863): Revision des especes du genre Oxynoe Rafinesque, et Lobiger Krohn. Journal de Conchyliologie, 11: 43-48.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (October 5) Oxynoe antillarum Morch, 1863. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/oxynanti

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