This species has been observed on Madagascar Island
Superfamily : Limapontioidea
Indo West Pacific
Maximal size : 10 mm
Seldom if ever...
Species characteristics :
Stiliger ornatus is characterized by its pale greenish-orange body, and by the orange and black bands on the cerata. The cerata are basally of the same colour as the body, followed by an orange band, then a broad black (in some specimens black and blue) medial band, then again an orange band, the outmost tip is black
The rhinophores are black with a dorsal pale orange
stripe, fading into black towards the tip.
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Photo Jacques Vieira
Madagascar, Nosy bé, Sakatia, 16 m, size : 10 mm
See more about : Sightening and mating periods
Identification confirmed by Kathe Jensen
Synonymous : (according Worms)
No other name
Bibliographic data :
The original description of Stiliger ornatus is from the Red Sea, now there are records from the whole Indo-Pacific, from Mozambique to Japan.
Feeding on Codium sp
Bill Rudman Seaslug site : Sea Slug Forum : Stiliger ornatus
Medslug Stiliger ornatus
Philippines SeaSlug Stiliger ornatus
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
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