Known only from Al Masirah Id, Oman, Arabian Sea
Shell presented to the Australian Museum by Dr D. Bosch and his wife Eloise after whom the species is named. Shell 32mm in length. Al Masirah Id, Oman, Arabian Sea. Scanned image: Bill Rudman
Acteon eloiseae is known only from Al Masirah Id, Oman, Arabian Sea. The largest shell known is 38mm long. Nothing is known of its anatomy so a generic placement is not possible but as Abbott suggests it closely resembles species of the genus Maxacteon and in particular Maxacteon flammea. It is often misspelt A. eloisae.
• Abbott, R.T. (1973) Acteon eloiseae, a new opisthobranch from Arabia. The Nautilus, 87(4): 91-92.
Rudman, W.B., 2001 (April 22) Acteon eloiseae Abbott, 1973. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/acteeloi
Re: Natural history of Acteon eloiseae
From: Mark Seward, October 13, 2005
Natural history of Acteon eloiseae
From: Shelley Hanson, April 24, 2001