Tropical Indo-West Pacific
Reef crest at low tide on the green alga, Codium spongiosum, November 1997., 10mm long alive. Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. PHOTOS: Julie Marshall.
Stiliger ornatus which was illustrated and named by Ehrenberg in 1828 (with the description of the species appearing in 1831) from the Red Sea. It has also been recorded from Mozambique (Macnae & Kalk 1960) and from Japan (Baba & Hamatani 1970) although the Japanese specimens had slight differences from the original description. All the specimens found at Heron Island closely resemble Ehrenberg's original description.
Stiliger ornatus is the type species of the genus Stiliger.
• Baba.K. & Hamatani, I. (1970) Occurrences of specimens presumably identifiable with Stiliger ornatus Ehrenberg, 1831, at Seto, Kii, Middle Japan. Publications of the Seto Marine Laboratory, 18(3): 199-206.
• Ehrenberg, C.G. (1828 pls, 1831 text) Symbolae physicae seu icones et descriptiones animalium evertebratorum sepositis insectis quae ex itinere per Africam Borealem et Asiam Occidentalem - novae aut illustratae redierunt. Decas 1 Mollusca.
Marshall, J., 1999 (July 9) Stiliger ornatus Ehrenberg, 1828. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/stilorna
Re: Stiliger ornatus
From: Cynthia Trowbridge, November 26, 2003
The larvae of Stiliger ornatus
From: Tzan-Chain Lee, August 7, 2003
Trailing behaviour by Stiliger ornatus
From: Julie Marshall, April 5, 2001
Stiliger ornata, Placida dendritica? from Taiwan
From: Jui-Sheng Chang, March 11, 2000
Re: Stiliger ornatus at Heron Island
From: Julie Marshall, July 15, 1999
Stiliger ornatus from Heron Island
From: Julie Marshall, July 11, 1999