Flabellina iodinea

Scientific name Flabellina iodinea
Descriptor Cooper
Year of description 1863
IUCN category NE
Family Aeolidacea
Genus Flabellina
Flabellina iodinea Flabellina iodinea


Flabellina iodinea is a salt water mollusc from the Tropical Eastern Pacific.

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Who is it?


  • Type
  • Size
    4 - 7 cm
  • Colours
  • Type of mouth
  • Chromatophores
  • Type
  • Size
    4 - 7 cm
  • Colours
  • Type of mouth
  • Chromatophores

How to recognize Flabellina iodinea ?

Flabellina iodinea measures between 4 and 7 cm. This mollusc is bicolore with a predominantly rouge, bleu, rose and violet body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • Sociability
  • Way of living
  • Venomous
  • Diet

Flabellina iodinea is a mollusc solitary naturally found in the vegetation. This species is carnivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui forme des rubans d'œufs

Flabellina iodinea is a mollusc ovipare qui forme des rubans d'œufs.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    18 - 26 °C
  • Depth
    5 - 40 m
  • Environment
    Free benthic

Biotope presentation

Flabellina iodinea is most often found at a depth between 5m and 40m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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