Armina sp. 6
Anilao, Luzon Island, Philippines, April, 2000. Photo: Jeff Rosenfeld.
Also reported from Japan as Armina japonica (Eliot, 1913) in Opisthobranchs of Izu Peninsula by Suzuki Keiu, but Eliot's description and illustration is quite different.Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2001 (June 13) Armina sp. 6 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/armisp6
June 14, 2001
From: Michael D. Miller
firstname.lastname@example.orgMiller, M.D., 2001 (Jun 14) RE: Jeff Rosenfeld's Armina. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/4583
The only problem is that Armina japonica (Eliot, 1913) was originally described as a black animal with yellow lined ridges. And it had a purplish foot and head shield both edged in yellow. A subsequent description (Baba, 1949) confirms Eliot's external features which suggests that Suzuki Keiu's identification is incorrect. I guess i will have to resort to a number for the time being - Armina sp. 6.
June 10, 2001
From: Jeff Rosenfeld
If you could provide a positive identification and any information you have,
it would be greatly appreciated.
email@example.comRosenfeld, J., 2001 (Jun 10) Armina from the Philippines. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/4388
It certainly looks like an Armina but it is sometimes hard to be sure without any anatomical information. If anyone recognises this species could they please let me know