Ilbia mariana  Hoff & Carlson, 1990

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This species has been observed on Reunion Island


Order : Runcinacea
Superfamily :  Runcinoidea
Family : Runcinidae
Distribution : Mariana Islands, Indonesia and Reunion Island
Maximal size : 3 mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

White pigment with a serie of yellow spots over the notum

Some specimens  have  black on the 'tail' and they also have a large black patch on the back.

 

 

ilbia mariana
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Photo Jean Pascal Quod
Reunion,
Pente externe de Grand Bois size : 2-3 mm

Bibliograpkhics data :

This species was reported by Hoff & Carlson to be quite variable in colour
    Found on shallow water reefs in association  with filamentous algae

References :

   Bill Rudman Sea Slug forum  Ilbia mariana

Publications :

Hoff, PJ. & Carlson, CH. (1990). A new Runcinacea from the Mariana Islands (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia). Venus, Japanese Journal of Malacology, 48(4): 263-269

Other photos of Ilbia mariana :


Jean Pascal Quodt

Reunion, Pente externe de Grand Bois size : 2-3 mm

The same specimen under binocular

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