Haminoea sp. 1.
Tropical western Pacific?
UPPER: Guam, Bile Bay, 6m; 4.5mm long alive, 2 December 1972
LOWER: Shell (5.5 x 4.5mm) from <10.5mm long living specimen.
PHOTOS: Clay Carlson & Patty Jo Hoff.
One of a group of orange spotted species of Haminoea.
"We presently consider this to be a 'new' species. More than likely the shell has been found, deposited and named, but it is difficult to tell which one of the 'round' drawings/descriptions represent this animal. It is definitely different from Haminoea cymbalum, Haminoea ovalis, Haminoea sp. 2. and Haminoea sp. 3. in terms of color, shell shape, gizzard plates and radula."
Note from Clay Carlson & Patty Jo Hoff. See message below.
See Carlson & Hoff's message discussing the 5 orange-spotted species.
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (March 21) Haminoea sp. 1. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/hamisp1