Siphopteron pohnpei
(Hoff & Carlson, 1983)

Superfamily: PHILINOIDEA
Family: Gastropteridae


Micronesia [Pohnpei, Palau], sthn Japan [Kerama Is], Hawaii.


Pohnpei, Nan U (reef flat behind The Village); 6 January 2000. 4.0mm long; on the sea grass, Enhalus acoroides [C087_2]. Photo: C. Carlson & P.J. Hoff

Body translucent clear or transparent with scattered brown diffuse spots all over. The light tan to almost white viscera is visible in the dorsal hump. Larger round cream to milky yellow spots are also scattered over the dorsal surface, but most are concentrated on the parapodia and posterior end of the dorsal hump.

• Gosliner,T.M. (1989): Revision of the Gastropteridae (Opisthobranchia: Cephalaspidea) with descriptions of a new genus and six new species. The Veliger, 32(4): 333-381.
• Hoff, P.J. & Carlson,C.H. (1983) Gastropteron pohnpei, a new Gastropteridae from Micronesia (Opisthobranchia: Cephalaspidea). Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, 27(4/6): 261-264.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2003 (November 23) Siphopteron pohnpei (Hoff & Carlson, 1983). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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