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Diversidoris sp. 03

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Diversidoris sp. 03

Author: Undescribed

Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae

Maximum Size: 8 mm

Sightings: Sunshine Coast


Diversidoris sp. 03 Undescribed

This species exhibits some similarities to Diversidoris aurantionodulosa and our Diversidoris sp. 01, however there are also some significant differences that warrant separating it apart.

The mantle is narrow rather than wide and oval.

The mantle is a watery translucent yellow rather than white with pink viscera showing through.

The mantle margin is white with orange anteriorly and posteriorly.

The mantle margin is relatively straight rather than undulating.

There are rows of small opaque cream patches rather than random raised orange-tipped tubercles.

The tail does not bear an orange tip.

Recorded at the Inner Gneering Shoal on 10/07/2021

David A Mullins – August 2021


– Rudman, W. B., (2001 August 22). Diversidoris aurantionodulosa Rudman, 1987. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

– Gosliner, T. M., Valdés, Á. & Behrens, D. W. (2018). Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification: Indo-Pacific – 2nd Ed. New World Publications, Jacksonville, Florida.

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