Haminoea alfredensis

Bartsch, 1915

Haminoea alfredensis
Photographed by: Guido Zsilavecz

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Cephalaspidea
Family:Haminoeidae
Species:Haminoea alfredensis

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #3420
This bubble snail is characterised by the numerous yellow spots on the head shield (not visible in this photo because it is retracted under the front of the shell as a protection from some disturbance), parapodia and mantle. An indication that the individual has recently been disturbed is the milky white defensive fluid being expelled from the rear end of the shell.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2984
This species of bubble snail is endemic to temperate South African waters.

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Pictures of Haminoea alfredensis

Haminoea alfredensis from Cape Town, South AfricaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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Haminoea alfredensis from Cape Town, South AfricaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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