Hirano & Kuzirian, 1991
Known only from Oshoro Bay, western Hokkaido, Japan.
Oshoro Bay, Hokkaido, Japan. Lower photo showing egg ribbon. PHOTO: Yoshi Hirano.
Larval metamorphosis in F. amabilis
Found on athecate hydroid colonies of Eudendrium boreale Yamada, 1954, in intertidal and subtidal rocky substrates. Grows to about 26mm long. It differs from two other Japanese species, F. abei and F. athadona, in having a white line along the dorsal midline of the tail.
• Hirano, Y.J. & Kuzirian, A.M. (1991). A new species of Flabellina (Nudibranchia: Aeolidacea) from Oshoro Bay, Japan. The Veliger, 34(1): 48-55.
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (June 21) Flabellina amabilis Hirano & Kuzirian, 1991. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/flabamab
Larval development of Flabellina amabilis
From: Yoshi Hirano, June 21, 1999