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Sea slug / Sea hare / NudibranchGoniobranchus tinctorius

2 Unnamed at Bermagui, NSW

4 images

Goniobranchus tinctorius at Bermagui, NSW - 14 Apr 2018
Goniobranchus tinctorius at Bermagui, NSW - 14 Apr 2018
Goniobranchus tinctorius at Bermagui, NSW - 14 Apr 2018
Goniobranchus tinctorius at Bermagui, NSW - 14 Apr 2018

Identification history

Sea slug / Sea hare / Nudibranch Goniobranchus tinctorius 15 Apr 2018 MattNimbs
Unidentified 15 Apr 2018 libbyh402

Author's notes

I think this is Chromodoris cf. reticulata but we don't have it on our list yet. It was a really big nudibranch, around 90 - 100mm when fully extended. A hypselodoris came up to it and it rolled over showing a white underside with yellow/oragey edges. A very hndsome creature.

10 comments

MattNimbs wrote:
   15 Apr 2018
G. tinctorius is a species complex which needs to be resolved. Chromdoris. cf. reticulatus is the same animal
libbyh402 wrote:
   16 Apr 2018
Aah the name changes! hard for us amateurs to keep up. What is your best ID reference these days, my Cobb and Willan seems to be giving me old names for several species. Where should we be checking?
MattNimbs wrote:
   16 Apr 2018
With this species complex there is no current reliable ref. as it remains unresolved - i learned this littel factoid at a conference. The best place to check the current name of a marine critter is WoRMS http://www.marinespecies.org/. Don't worry too much about it though. As long as the use of an old name is accurate to the animal then the current name can be looked up later. Cobb and Willan is not nearly comprehensive enough. Have a look at the paper that Steve and I wrote for NSW - more pics: http://www.publish.csiro.au/RS/RS16011
LizAllen740 wrote:
   16 Apr 2018
I read the abstract ,would like to see photos ,how do I do that ? [Sorry,am a techno dummie ]
MattNimbs wrote:
   16 Apr 2018
There's a link to download the paper as a PDF just to the right of the title.
KerriLee259 wrote:
   16 Apr 2018
There is also a link to the paper from the Atlas of Life 'Sea Slug Census' page (under the 'Background' section
https://atlasoflife.org.au/sea-slug-census-2018/
LizAllen740 wrote:
   16 Apr 2018
Thank you ,Matt & KerriLee...found it .Have got nudibranchs on the brain at the moment !
   18 Apr 2018
Totally AWESOME.
libbyh402 wrote:
   18 Apr 2018
I think it's pretty spectacular I must admit! my best of the 2018 SScensus
MattNimbs wrote:
   18 Apr 2018
Yes, it really is a spectacular slug

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