Haminoeidae sp. 02  Family: Pilsbry, 1895

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This is an undescribed species of the family Haminoeidae  Pilsbry, 1895, Clay Carlson labels them on the Sea Slug Forum 'miniham' because the max. size is approx. 4 mm excluding the 'tail'. Let me quote Clay Carlson:" We have 7 species from Guam that appear to represent a new genus." and "Externally the group is marked by a modified head shield, very thin parapodia and an extended tail. In at least two species there is an adhesive area at the end of the tail. When threatened, the animal jerks back to its point of attachment."
I label it Haminoeidae sp. 02 to distinguish it from other species of the family.
It is chracterized by a dark brown/black colour with lighter flower-like onaments (rosettes), and whitish spots on the black long 'tail'.
This picture does not show enough details for an identification, I posted it on 5 March 2012 as Bulla sp. 01  Genus: Linnaeus, 1758. I followed even with the genus Dr. Alicia Hermosillo, by now I think, I can see a long white spotted 'tail', it is most likely a pale variation of the 'miniham' sp. #2, I changed it on 23 June 2016 into Haminoeidae sp. 02  Family: Pilsbry, 1895.
Species of the family Haminoeidae are herbivorous cephalaspideans.
There are many pictures of this new genus at the internet:
- from Guam at guamreeflife.com, a specimen
- from Guam was the 'Nudibranch of the Week # 109" at Michael D. Miller's The Slug Site, and several species
- from Hawaii at Sea Slugs of Hawaii,
- from Japan at Medslugs, and a specimen
- from Bali, Indonesia was the 'Nudibranch of the Week # 706" at Michael D. Miller's The Slug Site,
and from several locations wrong placed in the genus Haminoea at Nudi Pixel, the website Nudi Pixel is down, the pictures are gone.
More information on Haminoeidae sp. 02 as haminoeid - genus unknown 1 are on Bill Rudman's Sea Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2021), published 18 March 2021, Haminoeidae sp. 02  Family: Pilsbry, 1895
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Cephalaspidea/Haminoeidae_sp_02.htm


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