Atys cf okamotoi Habe, 1952

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This species has been observed on Reunion Island

Order : Cephalaspidea
Superfamily :  Haminoeidea
Family : Haminoeidae
Distribution : Reunion
Maximal size (shell) :
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

Body translucent white with black patches and tiny black and opaque white dots on the head and mantle and orange brownish spots visible through the translucent white shell

Head shield and parapodia short

Shell with prominent striation on the entire surface

atys cf okamotoi
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Photo Sully Bachel
Reunion, La Possession, 7 m, 7 December 2014, size > 5 mm

Remarks :

Identification proposed by Raymond Huet
    Similar to the shell ref 1965 Collection Maurice Jay from reunion Island
    Looks like in coloration patter to Atys sp. 18 from Tuamotu Archipelago in NSSI, Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification, Indo-Pacific, Gosliner, Valdés & Behrens, 2015
    So for the moment I prefered to use the term of Atys cf. okamotoi

References :

Mollusques de l'île de la Réunion. Collection Jay: Atys okamotoi

Other photos of Atys cf. okamotoi :

Maurice Jay

Réunion, Shell ref : 1965 Collection Maurice Jay

Allongée et rétrécie aux 2 extrémités. Spire enfouie déprimée par rapport aux tours. Ouverture étroite. Sillons spiraux profonds irrégulièrement espacés, sur toute la surface.


Morte dans le sable dragué de 10 à 50 m. Rare.

Hauteur maximale 5 mm.

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