Stiliger ornatus Ehrenberg, 1831
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Stiliger ornatus is characterized by its pale greenish-orange body, and by the orange and black bands on the cerata. The cerata are basally of the same colour as the body,
followed by an orange band, then a broad black (in some specimens blue) medial band, then again an orange band, the outmost tip is black.
The rhinophores are black with a dorsal pale orange spot, fading into black towards the tip.
The original description of Stiliger ornatus is from the Red Sea, now there are records from the whole Indo-Pacific,
from Mozambique to Japan. The latter specimens differ slighty, they have pale bluish rhinophores.
More information on Stiliger ornatus are on
Bill Rudman's Sea Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2016), published 8 September 2016, Stiliger ornatus Ehrenberg, 1831
available from http://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Sacoglossa/Stiliger_ornatus.htm