Rictaxis punctocaelatus
(Carpenter, 1864)

Superfamily: ACTEONOIDEA
Family: Acteonidae


Alaska to Baja California, Mexico.


In sand on the protected outer coast just north of Cayucos, [central California, USA], 23 November 2000. Egg masses about 20 mm long. PHOTO: Jeff Goddard

Sometimes common in sand. Shell grows to about 20mm.

• Carpenter, P.P. (1864). Supplementary report on the present state of our knowledge with regard to the mollusca of North America. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, for 1863: 517-686.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2001 (February 4) Rictaxis punctocaelatus (Carpenter, 1864). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/rictpunc

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