Sea slug / Sea hare / NudibranchPhilinopsis speciosa

Blue-lined Philinopsis at Bermagui, NSW

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Philinopsis speciosa at Bermagui, NSW - 19 Apr 2017
Philinopsis speciosa at Bermagui, NSW - 19 Apr 2017
Philinopsis speciosa at Bermagui, NSW - 19 Apr 2017

Identification history

Sea slug / Sea hare / Nudibranch Philinopsis speciosa 24 Apr 2017 MattNimbs
Sea slug / Sea hare / Nudibranch Philinopsis speciosa 24 Apr 2017 MattNimbs
Unidentified 20 Apr 2017 libbyhMultiple Significant Sightings - libbyh has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - libbyh has reported over 100 sightings!

Author's notes

Having talked to Robyn Wimbush and looked online on the Sea Slug Forum, I think this is a Phillonopsis cyanae. It was seriously large, about 140mm when it was extended and moving. The SSF says that they eat Stylocheillus and Bubble shells, so in the Blue Pool where there are hundreds of Stylocheillus, it will be having a great time! a first for me as I have only seen the big Sea hares at this size previously

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MattNimbs wrote:
   24 Apr 2017
Philnopsis speciosa = Philinopsis cyanea - wonderful find :-)

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  • Coordinates 150.084194-36.429682

Species information

Sighting information

  • Bermagui, NSW Location
  • 1 Abundance
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