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Ceratosoma amoenum

Clown Nudibranch at Tathra, NSW

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Ceratosoma amoenum at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018
Ceratosoma amoenum at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018
Ceratosoma amoenum at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018

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We thoughtb this was perhaps 3 animals, but on closer observation I think only two.

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Jennyncmg wrote:
   8 Apr 2018
Looks like they are mating

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(Colpomenia sp.) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by LizAllen Myxus elongatus (Sand Mullet) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh Bathytoshia brevicaudata (Smooth Stingray) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by LizAllen Dictyota sp. at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh Turbo (Ninella) torquatus (Sydney Or Heavy Turban Shell) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh Corallina officinalis (Corallina officinalis) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh Microcanthus strigatus (Stripey) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by LizAllen Martensia sp. at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh Champia compressa at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh Hydatina physis (Brown-line Paperbubble) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh Girella elevata (Rock Blackfish) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh Enoplosus armatus (Old Wife) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh Parablennius intermedius (Horned Blenny) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh Ceratosoma amoenum (Clown Nudibranch) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by LizAllen Dicathais orbita (Cartrut Shell ,The Sickly Purpurea) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh Sabellastarte australiensis (Feather duster worm) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh Cymatium parthenopeum (Giant Triton) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh Amphiroa anceps (Amphiroa anceps) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh Cominella lineolata (Lined Whelk) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh Bathytoshia brevicaudata (Smooth Stingray) at Tathra, NSW - 14 Jun 2017 by MaxCampbell Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae (Silver Gull) at Tathra, NSW - 14 Jun 2017 by MaxCampbell Phyllacanthus parvispinus (Pencil Urchin) at Tathra, NSW - 15 Apr 2017 by LizAllen Larus pacificus (Pacific Gull) at Tathra, NSW - 21 Feb 2017 by KerryVance Aplysia extraordinaria (Extraordinary Sea Hare) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by LizAllen Herdmania momus (Ascidian) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by LizAllen Cheilodactylus nigripes (Magpie Perch) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by LizAllen Sypharochiton pelliserpentis (Sypharochiton pelliserpentis) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh Scorpis lineolata (Silver sweep) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh Codium fragile (Codium fragile) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh Tetractenos glaber (Smooth Toadfish) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh Atypichthys strigatus (Mado) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh Fistularia petimba (Rough Flutemouth) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh Pseudocaranx georgianus (Sliver Trevally, Araara) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh Heliocidaris erythrogramma (Sea Urchin) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh Hormosira banksii (Neptune's Necklace) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh Austrocochlea porcata (Zebra top snail) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh Morula marginalba (Mulberry shell/white lip castor bean) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh Ecklonia radiata (Ecklonia radiata) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh Posidonia australis (Submarine plant) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh Parupeneus spilurus (Blacksaddle Goatfish) at Tathra, NSW - 4 Feb 2017 by KerryVance Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Tathra, NSW - 4 Feb 2017 by KerryVance Sabellastarte australiensis (Feather duster worm) at Tathra, NSW - 4 Feb 2017 by KerryVance Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at Tathra, NSW - 4 Feb 2017 by KerryVance Scorpis lineolata (Silver sweep) at Tathra, NSW - 2 Feb 2017 by KerryVance Semicassis labiata (Semicassis labiata) at Tathra, NSW - 17 Jan 2017 by KerryVance Hypselodoris bennetti (Hypselodoris bennetti) at Tathra, NSW - 9 Jan 2017 by KerryVance Aplysia sydneyensis (Sea Hare) at Tathra, NSW - 1 Jan 2017 by LizAllen Aphelodoris varia (Variable Dorid) at Tathra, NSW - 25 Dec 2016 by LizAllen Hydatina physis (Brown-line Paperbubble) at Tathra, NSW - 25 Dec 2016 by LizAllen Semicassis labiata (Semicassis labiata) at Tathra, NSW - 25 Dec 2016 by LizAllen Phlyctenactis tuberculosa (Baked Bean Anemone) at Tathra, NSW - 25 Dec 2016 by LizAllen Velella velella (By-the-wind Sailor) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Dec 2016 by KerryVance Janthina exigua (Globose Violet Snail) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Dec 2016 by KerryVance Phyllacanthus parvispinus (Pencil Urchin) at Tathra, NSW - 24 Apr 2016 by LizAllen Heliocidaris erythrogramma (Sea Urchin) at Tathra, NSW - 28 Feb 2015 by LizAllen Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at Tathra, NSW - 9 Jan 2015 by ALCW_BDRS Hydatina physis (Brown-line Paperbubble) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Jan 2015 by ALCW_BDRS Catostylus mosaicus (Blue Blubber) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Jan 2015 by ALCW_BDRS Chiridota gigas (Sea Cucumber) at Tathra, NSW - 5 Jan 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Phyllacanthus parvispinus (Pencil Urchin) at Tathra, NSW - 20 Mar 2020 by LizAllen
Girella elevata (Rock Blackfish) at Tathra, NSW - 20 Mar 2020 by LizAllen
Hypselodoris bennetti (Hypselodoris bennetti) at Tathra, NSW - 1 Feb 2020 by bdixon75
Serpula sp. (Orange Tube Worms) at Tathra, NSW - 26 Jan 2020 by bdixon75
Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Lady Beetle) at Tathra, NSW - 26 Nov 2019 by Advance
Gasteruption sp. (A parasitic wasp) at Tathra, NSW - 31 Oct 2019 by MaxCampbell
Exoneura sp. (Reed Bees) at Tathra, NSW - 31 Oct 2019 by MaxCampbell
Neolucia mathewi (Dull Heath Blue) at Tathra, NSW - 31 Oct 2019 by MaxCampbell
Ocybadistes flavovittata (Narrow-brand grass-dart) at Tathra, NSW - 31 Oct 2019 by MaxCampbell
Olearia tomentosa (Toothed Daisy Bush) at Tathra, NSW - 31 Oct 2019 by MaxCampbell
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrike-thrush) at Tathra, NSW - 31 Oct 2019 by MaxCampbell
Gymnothorax prasinus (Green Moray) at Tathra, NSW - 23 Apr 2019 by bdixon75
Ceratosoma amoenum (Clown Nudibranch) at Tathra, NSW - 13 Apr 2019 by bdixon75
Fistularia petimba (Rough Flutemouth) at Tathra, NSW - 17 Feb 2019 by LizAllen
Philinopsis speciosa (Blue-lined Philinopsis) at Tathra, NSW - 17 Feb 2019 by LizAllen
Fistularia petimba (Rough Flutemouth) at Tathra, NSW - 9 Feb 2019 by bdixon75
Sabellastarte australiensis (Feather duster worm) at Tathra, NSW - 9 Feb 2019 by bdixon75
Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Tathra, NSW - 9 Feb 2019 by bdixon75
Cymatium parthenopeum (Giant Triton) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Feb 2019 by LizAllen
Aplysia juliana (Juliana Sea Hare) at Tathra, NSW - 17 Jan 2019 by LizAllen
Aplysia juliana (Juliana Sea Hare) at Tathra, NSW - 17 Jan 2019 by LizAllen
Ceratosoma amoenum (Clown Nudibranch) at Tathra, NSW - 17 Jan 2019 by LizAllen
Semicassis labiata (Semicassis labiata) at Tathra, NSW - 17 Jan 2019 by LizAllen
Turbo (Ninella) torquatus (Sydney Or Heavy Turban Shell) at Tathra, NSW - 17 Jan 2019 by LizAllen
Aplysia sydneyensis (Sea Hare) at Tathra, NSW - 17 Jan 2019 by LizAllen
Ceratosoma amoenum (Clown Nudibranch) at Tathra, NSW - 17 Jan 2019 by Maggie1
Aplysia juliana (Juliana Sea Hare) at Tathra, NSW - 17 Jan 2019 by Maggie1
Palaemon serenus (Rock-pool Prawn) at Tathra, NSW - 17 Jan 2019 by Maggie1
Aplysia sydneyensis (Sea Hare) at Tathra, NSW - 17 Jan 2019 by Maggie1
Thalasseus bergii (Crested Tern) at Tathra, NSW - 14 May 2018 by RossMannell
Aplysia sydneyensis (Sea Hare) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by LizAllen
Coscinasterias muricata (Eleven-armed Seastar) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by LizAllen
Aplysia sydneyensis (Sea Hare) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh
Cymatium parthenopeum (Giant Triton) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by LizAllen
Acanthistius ocellatus (Eastern Wirrah) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh
Codium fragile (Codium fragile) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh
Ecklonia radiata (Ecklonia radiata) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh
Colpomenia sp. (Colpomenia sp.) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh
Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by LizAllen
Myxus elongatus (Sand Mullet) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh
Bathytoshia brevicaudata (Smooth Stingray) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by LizAllen
Dictyota sp. at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh
Turbo (Ninella) torquatus (Sydney Or Heavy Turban Shell) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh
Corallina officinalis (Corallina officinalis) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh
Microcanthus strigatus (Stripey) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by LizAllen
Martensia sp. at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh
Champia compressa at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh
Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh
Hydatina physis (Brown-line Paperbubble) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh
Girella elevata (Rock Blackfish) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh
Enoplosus armatus (Old Wife) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh
Parablennius intermedius (Horned Blenny) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh
Ceratosoma amoenum (Clown Nudibranch) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by LizAllen
Dicathais orbita (Cartrut Shell ,The Sickly Purpurea) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh
Sabellastarte australiensis (Feather duster worm) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh
Cymatium parthenopeum (Giant Triton) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh
Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh
Amphiroa anceps (Amphiroa anceps) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh
Cominella lineolata (Lined Whelk) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Apr 2018 by libbyh
Bathytoshia brevicaudata (Smooth Stingray) at Tathra, NSW - 14 Jun 2017 by MaxCampbell
Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae (Silver Gull) at Tathra, NSW - 14 Jun 2017 by MaxCampbell
Phyllacanthus parvispinus (Pencil Urchin) at Tathra, NSW - 15 Apr 2017 by LizAllen
Larus pacificus (Pacific Gull) at Tathra, NSW - 21 Feb 2017 by KerryVance
Aplysia extraordinaria (Extraordinary Sea Hare) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by LizAllen
Herdmania momus (Ascidian) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by LizAllen
Cheilodactylus nigripes (Magpie Perch) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by LizAllen
Sypharochiton pelliserpentis (Sypharochiton pelliserpentis) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Scorpis lineolata (Silver sweep) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Codium fragile (Codium fragile) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Tetractenos glaber (Smooth Toadfish) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Atypichthys strigatus (Mado) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Fistularia petimba (Rough Flutemouth) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Pseudocaranx georgianus (Sliver Trevally, Araara) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Heliocidaris erythrogramma (Sea Urchin) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Hormosira banksii (Neptune's Necklace) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Austrocochlea porcata (Zebra top snail) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Morula marginalba (Mulberry shell/white lip castor bean) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Ecklonia radiata (Ecklonia radiata) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Posidonia australis (Submarine plant) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Parupeneus spilurus (Blacksaddle Goatfish) at Tathra, NSW - 4 Feb 2017 by KerryVance
Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Tathra, NSW - 4 Feb 2017 by KerryVance
Sabellastarte australiensis (Feather duster worm) at Tathra, NSW - 4 Feb 2017 by KerryVance
Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at Tathra, NSW - 4 Feb 2017 by KerryVance
Scorpis lineolata (Silver sweep) at Tathra, NSW - 2 Feb 2017 by KerryVance
Semicassis labiata (Semicassis labiata) at Tathra, NSW - 17 Jan 2017 by KerryVance
Hypselodoris bennetti (Hypselodoris bennetti) at Tathra, NSW - 9 Jan 2017 by KerryVance
Aplysia sydneyensis (Sea Hare) at Tathra, NSW - 1 Jan 2017 by LizAllen
Aphelodoris varia (Variable Dorid) at Tathra, NSW - 25 Dec 2016 by LizAllen
Hydatina physis (Brown-line Paperbubble) at Tathra, NSW - 25 Dec 2016 by LizAllen
Semicassis labiata (Semicassis labiata) at Tathra, NSW - 25 Dec 2016 by LizAllen
Phlyctenactis tuberculosa (Baked Bean Anemone) at Tathra, NSW - 25 Dec 2016 by LizAllen
Velella velella (By-the-wind Sailor) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Dec 2016 by KerryVance
Janthina exigua (Globose Violet Snail) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Dec 2016 by KerryVance
Phyllacanthus parvispinus (Pencil Urchin) at Tathra, NSW - 24 Apr 2016 by LizAllen
Heliocidaris erythrogramma (Sea Urchin) at Tathra, NSW - 28 Feb 2015 by LizAllen
Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at Tathra, NSW - 9 Jan 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Hydatina physis (Brown-line Paperbubble) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Jan 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Catostylus mosaicus (Blue Blubber) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Jan 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Chiridota gigas (Sea Cucumber) at Tathra, NSW - 5 Jan 2015 by ALCW_BDRS

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • less than 1m Depth of sighting
  • 7 Apr 2018 Recorded on
  • libbyh Recorded by
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