Philinopsis cyanea (Martens, 1879)

Philinopsis cyanea

sub-classs Opisthobranchia > order Cephalaspidea > family Aglajidae

The colours of Philinopsis cyanea are variable from plain black to black with blue and yellow markings. Juveniles are often more colourful than adults. Philinopsis cyanea has no radula teeth. Its prey includes bubble shells, which it swallows whole. After digestion the unbroken shells are regurgitated.

Distribution =  widespread Indo-Pacific
Max size =  80mm


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