Haminoea antillarum
(d'Orbigny, 1841)

Family: Haminoeidae


Caribbean, West Atlantic [Gulf of Mexico, Yucatan, West Indies, northeastern Brazil]


Upper: Long Key, Florida Keys, Florida, USA. 7mm long. 10 June, 2003. Photo: Colin Redfern
Lower: Shells, 19, 22mm length. Laguna de Pasomalo, Cardenas, Cuba. AM C89962. Scan: Holly Barlow.

Known usually from its shell which grows to approx 20mm in length. It is globose and quite swollen in shape. The shell is thin but strong, the colour is greenish yellow, and the surface is covered with microscopic wavy striae. It ranges from western Florida and the Gulf states to the West Indies [Emerson & Jacobson, 1976]. It is found alive in shallow sheltered waters.

• Andrews, J. (1977). Shells and Shores of Texas University of Texas Press/Austin and London, USA. 333 pp.
• Emerson, W.K. & Jacobson, M.K. (1976). The American Museum of Natural History Guide to Shells. Land, freshwater and marine, from Nova Scotia to Florida. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, USA. 482 pp.
• d'Orbigny, A. (1841). Mollusques. in R. de la Sagra Histoire physique, politique et naturelle de l'ile de Cuba. Paris.: Arthus Bertrand. Vol.1, parts 1-14: pp 1-208
Redfern. C., 2001. Bahamian Seashells: a Thousand Species from Abaco, Bahamas.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2003 (September 14) Haminoea antillarum (d'Orbigny, 1841). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/hamianti

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