(Crosse & Fischer, 1865)
Common in southern Australia and northern New Zealand.
Locality: Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, February 1985. Photo: Bill Rudman.
The opaque white calcareous gizzard plates can be seen in the centre of the body. The shell is internal but its size and shape can be seen in the posterior half of the body where it encloses the viscera. Philine angasi and P. aperta are two of a group of species in which the body has become solid, muscular and wedge-shaped, presumably for burrowing through soft sediments.
See message below [#176 ] for information on its anatomy and biology.
- Rudman, W.B., 1970. A revision of the genus Philine in New Zealand with descriptions of two new species (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia). Journal of the Malacological Society of Australia 2(1): 23-34.
- Rudman, W.B., 1972a. Structure and functioning of the gut in the Bullomorpha. (Opisthobranchia) Part 3. Philinidae. Journal of Natural History 6(4): 459-74.
- Rudman, W.B., 1972b. The genus Philine (Opisthobranchia, Gastropoda). Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, 40(3): 171-87.
Rudman, W.B., 1998 (July 30) Philine angasi (Crosse & Fischer, 1865). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/philanga
Philine angasi from Shark Bay, Western Australia
From: Patricia Heithaus, March 16, 2009
Philine angasi from Bruny Island, Tasmania
From: Julie Marshall, November 24, 2008
Philine angasi from sthn Queensland
From: Gary Cobb, November 17, 2008
On Philine angasi
From: Bill Rudman, July 30, 1998