species: Chelidonura electra in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Chelidonura electra

©Anne Hoggett: Chelidonura electra at the Turtle Group, on massive Porites coral

©Barbara Banks: Chelidonura electra at Lizard Island

©Barbara Banks: Chelidonura electra (white) and Mariaglaja inornata (black) apparently copulating. At Eagle Island near Lizard Island, 28 Oct 2017.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Cephalaspidea
Family Aglajidae
Genus Chelidonura
Species Chelidonura electra



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 8 cm (length according to Humann and Deloach (2010).)



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution


Berhrens (2012) notes that copulation sometimes occurs between individuals of different species from same genus or family. It is not yet known whether fertile egg ribbons are produced.

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Humann, P. and N. Deloach (2010). Reef Creature Identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Other references

  • Anthes, N. (2006). Mating conflicts and their evolution in simultaneously hermaphroditic sea slugs, Ph.D. thesis, Eberhard Karls Universitaet Tuebingen, Germany. LIRS catalog number 976.
  • Anthes, N. and N.K. Michiels (2007). Reproductive morphology, mating behaviour, and spawning ecology of cephalaspid sea slugs (Aglajdae and Gastropteridae), Invertebrate Biology, 126: 335-365. LIRS catalog number 1117.
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