Hallaxa paulinae
Gosliner & Johnson, 1994

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Actinocyclidae


Known only from Indonesia, and now Japan.


Kerama Is. near Okinawa, Japan., 10m depth under side of a rock. 13mm & 9mm long. PHOTOS: Atsushi Ono.

Animals are translucent with an opaque white pattern to match the sponge on which they live and presumably feed. The gills and rhinophores are translucent white except for a black streak down the rhinophore club [described as "black subapical spot" in Gosliner & Johnson].

•Gosliner, T.M. & Johnson, S. (1994) Review of the genus Hallaxa (Nudibranchia: Actinocyclidae) with descriptions of nine new species. The Veliger, 37(2): 155-191.

See Atsushi Ono's message below.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (February 14) Hallaxa paulinae Gosliner & Johnson, 1994. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/hallpaul

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