Favorinus sp. 5
Found in egg mass of sand-dwelling haminoeid. Bali, Tulamben, 9m; 1 November 1998. Upper: 4mm long. Lower: (in egg mass) size ? Photos: Clay Carlson.
One of a number of aeolid species which live and feed inside the opisthobranch egg masses they are feeding on. I have tentatively placed them all in the genus Favorinus, because of their general shape and their egg-eating habit.
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See also pages on Favorinus sp. 3 and Favorinus sp. 4.
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (July 18) Favorinus sp. 5 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/favosp5
An egg-eating aeolid from Bali
From: C.Carlson & P.J.Hoff, July 22, 2000