April 23, 2005
From: Julie Marshall
Attached is another Haminoea from the reef flat at Heron Island. It was found on Halimeda and measured 5 mm.
The animal was very transparent. The head and parapodia were outlined with brownish-red dots and there was a double line of these dots along the median line. The mantle within the shell had a brownish-red pattern often surrounding cream patches. Opaque white dots and patches were present on the transparent tail, the parapodia and the head.
Locality: Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. Pacific Ocean. Depth: Intertidal. Length: 5 mm. 13 March 2005. Intertidal. Photographer: Julie Marshall
Marshall, J.G., 2005 (Apr 23) Haminoeid sp. 2 from Heron Island. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/13534
If species of Haminoea had been described from the living animals rather than from the dead shells, then this would be instantly recognisable from the border of brown spots around the edge of the head shield.
I am pretty sure this is the species called haminoeid sp. 2. on the Forum, which Clay Carlson and Patty-Jo Hoff have looked at in Guam, and has been reported on the Forum from Kerama Is., Japan, suggesting a wide distribution.
Re: Haminoeid sp. 2 from Heron Island
From: Clay Carlson & Patty Jo Hoff, April 25, 2005
Re: unidentified cephalaspid from Kerama Is
From: C.Carlson & P.J.Hoff, February 18, 2000
Another bubble shell from Kerama Island
From: Atsushi Ono, February 3, 2000