Placida cremoniana
(Trinchese, 1893)

Family: Limapontiidae


Western Pacific from Japan to eastern Australia. Mediterranean.


Tukang Besi Archipelago, SE Sulawesi, Indonesia, 12m deep, 25 September 1999. UPPER: 6 mm long, Photo: Lindsay Warren. LOWER: Cannes, France -Mediterranean Sea. Photo: Jean Lou Ferreti

Originally described from the Naples, the Mediterranean species has been identified with this animal from the western Pacific. It is a strange distribution and the identity needs further investigation. The enrolled rhinophores and blade-shaped radular teeth place it in the genus Placida.

• Baba, K. (1959) The family Stiligeridae from Japan (Opisthobranchia- Sacoglossa). Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, 7: 327-334.
• Trinchese, S. (1893) Nuovi Ascoglossi del golfo di Napoli. Rendiconti dell'Accademia delle Scienze Fisiche e Matematiche della Societa di Napoli, 2(7): 154.
• Trinchese, S. (1896) Ricerche Anotomiche sulla Hermaea cremoniana (Tr.). Memorie della Classe di scienze fisiche, matematiche e naturali, Serie 5, 6: 35-45.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (February 25) Placida cremoniana (Trinchese, 1893). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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