species: Tubulophilinopsis pilsbryi in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Tubulophilinopsis pilsbryi

©Brogan Mancell: Tubulophilinopsis pilsbryi at Clam Garden, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Tubulophilinopsis pilsbryi about 3 cm long at Lizard Island

©Ingo Burghardt: Tubulophilinopsis pilsbryi from Lizard Island (lab photo)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Cephalaspidea
Family Aglajidae
Genus Tubulophilinopsis
Species Tubulophilinopsis pilsbryi



Distinguishing features

Distinctive white/yellowish and black circular markings. Rounded "tails" are short and approximately equal in length.


  • Up to 4 cm (Human and Deloach, 2010)



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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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