This species has been observed on Madagascar Island
Superfamily : Philinoidea
Maximal size : 25 mm
Species characteristics :
The body is creamish to vivid white, banded with narrow, dark brown
sometimes coalescing, transverse lines.
The large bump at the top is caused by the buccal bulb inside the body which in these aglajids is a long narrow muscular tube, which lies folded up inside the head
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Photo Barbara Bini
Madagascar, Nosy bé, 22 m, 14 October 2017, size : 20 mm
Identification confirmed by Hsini Lin
Synonymous (according worms) :
- Aglaja lineolata H. Adams & A. Adams, 1854
- Philinopsis lineolata (H. Adams & A. Adams, 1854)
Bibliographic data :
Bill Rudman Seaslug site : Sea Slug Forum : Philinopsis lineolata
Philippines Seaslug Tubulophilinopsis lineolata
Adams, H. & Adams, A. 1854-1858. The genera of recent Mollusca . London
Zamora-Silva A. & Malaquias M.A.E. (2017). Molecular phylogeny of the Aglajidae head-shield sea slugs (Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea): new evolutionary lineages revealed and proposal of a new classification. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.
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