Sea slug / Sea hare / NudibranchJorunna pantherina

Unnamed at Eden, NSW

5 images

Jorunna pantherina at Eden, NSW - 1 Apr 2017
Jorunna pantherina at Eden, NSW - 1 Apr 2017
Jorunna pantherina at Eden, NSW - 1 Apr 2017
Jorunna pantherina at Eden, NSW - 1 Apr 2017
Jorunna pantherina at Eden, NSW - 1 Apr 2017
Jorunna pantherina at Eden, NSW - 1 Apr 2017
Jorunna pantherina at Eden, NSW - 1 Apr 2017
Jorunna pantherina at Eden, NSW - 1 Apr 2017
Jorunna pantherina at Eden, NSW - 1 Apr 2017

Identification history

Sea slug / Sea hare / Nudibranch Jorunna pantherina 1 Apr 2017 MattNimbs
Sea slug / Sea hare / Nudibranch Jorunna pantherina 1 Apr 2017 MattNimbs
Unidentified 1 Apr 2017 libbyh402

Author's notes

No idea what this one is - a doris perhaps? Photos by Sam Nerrie added at higher res. thanks Sam

2 comments

libbyh402 wrote:
   1 Apr 2017
Thanks for the identification Matt, we hadn't seen this one before. It obviously has a wide colour variation. What are its distinguishing features?
MattNimbs wrote:
   1 Apr 2017
Features - wide mantle that covers the foot, 'fluffy' gills in a circle around the anal papilla, a generally 'fuzzy' appearance due to the presence of caryophyllidia and darker spots of the same body colour. These animals take on the colour of the sponge they feed on and can be exceptionally cryptic. I often find them under boulders in the intertidal zone.

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.909692-37.074346
  • Places Eden, NSW

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 1 Apr 2017 Recorded on
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