Haminoea sp. 2.

Family: Haminoeidae


Tropical western Pacific?


UPPER: Guam, Bile Bay, 7m; 1 May 1970.
LOWER: Shell (4.0 x 2.7mm) of an animal 7.5mm long alive; Guam, Bile Bay, 14m; 19 May 1982. PHOTOS: Clay Carlson.

Another orange-spotted species of Haminoea.
"It still differs from H. cymbalum in terms of radula & gizzard plates. The radula is generally 5.1.5 with the inner edge of the first lateral denticulate. The gizzard plates are ridged with numerous chitinous rods. The average size for those measured is about 6mm." ... Note from Clay Carlson & Patty Jo Hoff. See message below.

Compare with other orange-spotted species:
Haminoea cymbalum,
Haminoea ovalis
Haminoea sp. 1.
Haminoea sp. 3.

See Carlson & Hoff's message discussing the 5 orange-spotted species.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (March 26) Haminoea sp. 2. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/hamisp2

Related messages

  1. Sulawesi Haminoea not H. ovalis
    From: C.Carlson & PJ Hoff, March 26, 1999
  2. Sketches of Haminoea #79 cymbalum?
    From: Lindsay Warren, March 22, 1999
  3. Haminoea ovalis another orange-spotted spec
    From: Carlson & Hoff, March 21, 1999

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