Philine scabra
(Muller, 1776)

Superfamily: PHILINOIDEA
Family: Philinidae


Eastern Atlantic from West Africa north to Norway, including Mediterranean. To 1500m.


Millport, intertidal, Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland, United Kingdom, May, 1992.
LOWER photo - ventral view showing foot, which covers about the anterior two-thirds of the body length, and behind this the underside of the posterior shield, showing the opening (arrow) into the mantle cavity.
PHOTOS: Daniel L. Geiger.

Up to 20mm long.

• Muller, O.F. (1776) Zoologiae Danicae. Prodromus seu animalium Daniae et Norvegiae ingenarum characteres, nomina, et synonyma imprimis popularium, xxxii: 1-282.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1998 (June 5) Philine scabra (Muller, 1776). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from