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Abronica purpureoanulata

Author: (Baba, 1961) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Abronica sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Abronica sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Actinocyclus verrucosus

Author: (Ehrenberg, 1831) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Actinocyclidae Maximum Size: 60 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Aegires cf. citrinus

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Aegiridae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Aegires citrinus

Author: (Bergh, 1875) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Aegiridae Maximum Size: 70 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Aegires exeches

Author: Fahey & Gosliner, 2004 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Aegiridae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Aegires flores

Author: Fahey & Gosliner, 2004 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Aegiridae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Aegires gardineri

Author: (Eliot, 1903) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Aegiridae Maximum Size: 95 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Aegires hapsis

Author: Fahey & Gosliner, 2004 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Aegiridae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ________________________________________________ Aegires hapsis Fahey & Gosliner, 2004 Some sea slugs are rare, or perhaps put more correctly, rarely sighted. Sometimes though this does not prevent their being described and named. This can be due to the current, and highly prudent,

Aegires incusus

Author: Fahey & Gosliner, 2004 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Aegiridae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Aegires minor

Author: (Eliot, 1904) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Aegiridae Maximum Size: 130 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Aegires pruvotfolae

Author: Fahey & Gosliner, 2004 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Aegiridae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Aegires villosus

Author: Farran, 1905 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Aegiridae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Aldisa pikokai

Author: Bertsch & S. Johnson, 1982 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Cadlinidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ___________________________________ Aldisa pikokai Bertsch & Johnson, 1982 There are many many species of nudibranch possessing projecting tubercles, pustules, spicules, peaking ridges, secondary gills and all manner of other appendages not to mention the cerata of the aeolids. Only a

Aliculastrum cylindricum

Author: (Helbling, 1779) Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Anteaeolidiella cacaotica

Author: (Stimpson, 1855) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Aeolidiidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Anteaeolidiella cf. saldanhensis

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Aeolidiidae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Anteaeolidiella lurana

Author: Carmona, Bhave, Salunkhe, Pola, Gosliner & Cervera, 2014 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Aeolidiidae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Aplysia argus

Author: (Ruppell & Leuckart, 1928) Order: Anaspidea  Family:Aplysiidae Maximum Size: 200 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Aplysia concava

Author: G. B. Sowerby, I, 1833 Order: Anaspidea  Family: Aplysiidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ___________________________________________________ Aplysia concava G. B. Sowerby, I, 1833. Aplysia concava is one of a group of Sea Hares often referred to as Dwarf Sea Hares due to their small size. Differentiation between them can be problematic due to intraspecific

Aplysia gigantea

Author: G.B. Sowerby I, 1869 Order: Anaspidea  Family: Aplysiidae Maximum Size: 400 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _________________________________________________ Aplysia gigantea G. B. Sowerby I, 1869 Previously known on this site as Aplysia extraordinaria Change (03/05/2021) based on: Nimbs – Unpublished data & pers. comm.

Aplysia reticulata

Author: Eales, 1960 Order: Anaspidea  Family: Aplysiidae Maximum Size: 80 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _________________________________________________ Aplysia reticulata Eales. 1960 Previously known on this site as Aplysia cf. oculifera. Change (03/05/2021) based on: Nimbs – Unpublished data & pers. comm. This is a dark colour-form of A. reticulata.

Aplysia sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Anaspidea  Family: Aplysiidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _________________________________________________ Aplysia sp. 01 Undescribed The specimen in the above image is possibly the Aplysia sp., detected by molecular analysis, as being cryptic with Aplysia concava (Nimbs, 2021) Unfortunately, in the image, the left parapodium is covering the characteristically small, mantle foramen, visible

Aplysia sydneyensis

Author: G. B. Sowerby I, 1869 Order: Anaspidea  Family: Aplysiidae Maximum Size: 180 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _______________________________________________ Aplysia sydneyensis G. B. Sowerby I, 1869 Previously known on this site as Aplysia sowerbyi. Change (03/05/2021) based on: Nimbs – Unpublished data & pers. comm.

Ardeadoris angustolutea

Author: (Rudman, 1990) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _____________________________________________________________ Ardeadoris angustolutea  (Rudman, 1990) There are a number of dorid nudibranchs that although not brightly coloured or bizarrely patterned are a delight to record photographically due to a simplicity, almost elegance, of presentation. This not-so-common species is just such an

Ardeadoris averni

Author: (Rudman, 1985) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 70 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Ardeadoris egretta

Author: Rudman, 1984 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 110 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Ardeadoris electra

Author: (Rudman, 1990) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Ardeadoris rubroannulata

Author: (Rudman, 1986) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 90 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast Ardeadoris rubroannulata (Rudman, 1986) A large nudibranch (up to 90 mm) of the Chromodorididae family, Ardeadoris rubroannulata is another species that seems to have a limited Coral Sea distribution only, being reported from New Caledonia, Lord Howe Island and the east coast

Ardeadoris sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Ardeadoris symmetrica

Author: (Rudman, 1990) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 45 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Atagema albata

Author: (Burn, 1962) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Atagema ornata

Author: (Ehrenberg, 1831) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Atagema osseosa

Author: (Kelaart,1859) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Discodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Atagema sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 35 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Atagema sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Atagema sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Atagema sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Discodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Atagema sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Discodorididae Maximum Size: 35 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Atagema sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Discodorididae Maximum Size: 35 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast __________________________________________ Atagema sp. 06 The animal is light brownish purple with darker patches between a complex network of ridges, resembling the oscula of sponges, evenly distributed over the body. The darker patches are depressions that are not covered with tubercles and appear larger anteriorly. The patches

Atagema spongiosa

Author: (Kelaart, 1858) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 200 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Atys semistriatus

Author: Pease, 1860 Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Atys sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 6 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Atys sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Atys sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Atys sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 9 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Austraeolis ornata

Author: (Angas, 1864) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 35 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Babakina indopacifica

Author: Gosliner, Gonzalez-Duart & Cervera, 2007 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Babakinidae Maximum Size: 18 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _______________________________________________________________ Babakina indopacifica Gosliner, Gonzalez-Duart & Cervera, 2007 The aeolid nudibranchs of the Babakina genus are easily recognized by what has been called their “bushy” rhinophores. Closer examination however shows the rhinophores to be not so much bushy but

Baeolidia australis

Author: (Rudman, 1982) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Aeolidiidae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Baeolidia moebii

Author: Bergh, 1888 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Aeolidiidae Maximum Size: 70 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Baeolidia variabilis

Author: Carmona, Pola, Gosliner & Cervera, 2014 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Aeolidiidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast Name change: Carmona L., Pola M., Gosliner T.M. & Cervera J.L. 2014. Review of Baeolidia, the largest genus of Aeolidiidae (Mollusca: Nudibranchia), with the description of five new species. Zootaxa, 3802 (4): 477–514.    (This species was previously

Bakawan fusca

Author: (A. Adams, 1850) Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Berthella martensi

Author: (Pilsbry, 1896) Order: Pleurobranchoidea  Family: Pleurobranchidae Maximum Size: 60 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast __________________________________________ Berthella martensi (Pilsbry, 1896) Berthella martensi is a “side-gilled” pleurobranch species of variable presentation; however putting the colour differences and the sometimes large pustules aside the general arrangement, as described here, is common throughout. This is a medium-sized sea slug usually

Berthella stellata

Author: (Risso, 1826) Order: Pleurobranchoidea  Family:Pleurobranchidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Berthellina delicata

Author: (Pease, 1861) Order: Pleurobranchoidea  Family:Pleurobranchidae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Biuve fulvipunctata

Author: (Baba, 1938) Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Aglajidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Bornella anguilla

Author: S. Johnson, 1984 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Bornellidae Maximum Size: 120 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast __________________________________________________________ Bornella anguilla S. Johnson, 1984 The dendronotinid nudibranchs are not a natural grouping (called a paraphyletic group). Much work still remains to be done to settle the taxonomy of this group. Currently they are all lumped together, for convenience, on

Bornella hermanni

Author: Angas, 1864 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Bornellidae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Bornella sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Bornellidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Bornella stellifer

Author: (A. Adams & Reeve in A. Adams, 1848) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Bornellidae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Bulbaeolidia alba

Author: (Risbec, 1928) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Aeolidiidae Maximum Size: 18 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ___________________________________________ Bulbaeolidia alba (Risbec, 1928) Most nudibranchs either just seem to sit there or glide along smoothly. Nothing much seems to be happening. It all appears so effortless and then, .. you spy your first specimen of Bulbaeolidia alba. What is going

Bulla angasi

Author: Pilsbry, 1893 Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Bullidae Maximum Size: 16 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Bulla sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Bullidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast Note: This species may be a variation of Bulla quoyii, that species being quite variable in presentation of shell makings or virtually devoid thereof. We are keeping it separate for now.

Bulla vernicosa

Author: Gould, 1859 Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Bullidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Bullina lineata

Author: (Gray, 1825) Order: Acteonoidea  Family:Bullinidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Cadlina sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Cadlinidae Maximum Size: 6 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Cadlinella ornatissima

Author: (Risbec, 1928) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ______________________________________________ Cadlinella ornatissima (Risbec, 1928) Species of the genus Cadlinella are unusual in the family Chromodorididae for a number of reasons however, the most obvious is the large elongated tubercles on their dorsum. The only other chromodorids possessing something similar are some

Caloria indica

Author: (Bergh, 1896) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Caloria sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Carminodoris estrelyado

Author: (Gosliner & Behrens, 1998) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Carminodoris flammea

Author: (Fahey & Gosliner, 2003) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Carminodoris nodulosa

Author: (Angas, 1864) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Carminodoris pustulata

Author: (Abraham, 1877) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Discodorididae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Carminodoris sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Carminodoris sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 22 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Carminodoris sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Carminodoris sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Discodorididae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Ceratophyllidia sp. 01

Author: Eliot, 1903 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Ceratosoma amoenum

Author: (Cheesman, 1886) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Ceratosoma sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Ceratosoma sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ___________________________________________ Ceratosoma sp. 02  Undescribed An undescribed species of Ceratosoma showing similar attributes to our Ceratosoma sp. 01 but also certain differences. Ceratosoma sp. 2 (Gosliner et al, 2008) = Ceratosoma sp. 1 (Gosliner et al, 2018) This species has been sequenced

Ceratosoma tenue

Author: Abraham, 1876 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 120 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast __________________________ Ceratosoma tenue Abraham, 1876 Within the Ceratosoma genus there are three species with a considerable similarity of appearance. These are: Ceratosoma tenue, together with Ceratosoma trilobatum and Ceratosoma gracillimum the first two creating the most uncertainty. These three have long confused

Ceratosoma trilobatum

Author: (Gray, 1827) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 120 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Cerberilla affinis

Author: Bergh, 1888 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Aeolidiidae Maximum Size: 90 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Cerberilla ambonensis

Author: Bergh, 1905 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Aeolidiidae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Cerberilla asamusiensis

Author: Baba, 1940 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Aeolidiidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Cerberilla sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Aeolidiidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Chelidonura amoena

Author: Bergh,1905 Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Aglajidae Maximum Size: 55 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Chelidonura electra

Author: Rudman, 1970 Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Aglajidae Maximum Size: 80 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Chelidonura hirundinina

Author: (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833) Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Aglajidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Chelidonura sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Aglajidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Chelidonura sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Aglajidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Chromodoris annae

Author: Bergh, 1877 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 90 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Chromodoris aspersa

Author: (Gould, 1852) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Chromodoris burni

Author: Rudman, 1982 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Chromodoris cf. magnifica

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ____________________________________________ Chromodoris cf. magnifica This species previously listed on this site as Chromodoris sp. 4. As more specimens were recorded it has become apparent it is similar in many respects to Chromodoris magnifica. We have therefore changed the name to better reflect

Chromodoris colemani

Author: Rudman, 1982 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 60 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Chromodoris elisabethina

Author: Bergh, 1877 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 70 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Chromodoris kuiteri

Author: Rudman, 1982 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 120 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _______________________ Chromodoris kuiteri Rudman, 1982 Chromodoris kuiteri is a large species of cryptobranch nudibranch and one of a group of similarly coloured and patterned species. At certain times and sites it can be commonly encountered. The primary mantle colour is black. There

Chromodoris lochi

Author: Rudman, 1982 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 60 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Chromodoris magnifica

Author: (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 90 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _______________________________________________ Chromodoris magnifica (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832) The Chromodoris genus, up until 2012, was the most speciose genus within the the most speciose family (Chromodorididae) across all of the sea slugs. The Chromodorididae review (Johnson and Gosliner, 2012) effectively

Chromodoris sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Chromodoris sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 85 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Chromodoris sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Chromodoris strigata

Author: Rudman, 1982 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Chromodoris willani

Author: Rudman, 1982 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Colinatys sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Colinatydidae Maximum Size: 2 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Colpodaspis sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Colpodaspididae Maximum Size: 6 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Colpodaspis thompsoni

Author: Brown, 1979 Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Colpodaspididae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ____________________________________ Colpodaspis thompsoni G. H. Brown, 1979 Colpodaspis thompsoni is a snail-like headshield sea slug. It is small, only growing to a maximum of 3 mm in length. The globose body is black or dark brown with large patches of vivid white

Costasiella formicaria

Author: (Baba, 1959) Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Limapontiidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Costasiella kuroshimae

Author: Ichikawa, 1993 Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Limapontiidae Maximum Size: 7 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Costasiella sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Limapontiidae Maximum Size: 1.5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Costasiella sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Limapontiidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Cratena affinis

Author: (Baba, 1949) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Facelinidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Cratena cf. lineata

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Facelinidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Cratena lineata

Author: (Eliot, 1904) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Facelinidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ___________________________________ Cratena lineata (Eliot, 1905) Cratena lineata is well known in the Indo-Pacific region. It is a small aeolid nudibranch growing to 20 mm in length, though most usually sighted in the 10 to 12 mm range. The body is narrow and

Cratena simba

Author: Edmunds, 1970 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Cratena sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Cratena sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Cratena sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Cratena sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 7 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Cratena sp. 07

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Facelinidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _____________________________________________ Cratena sp. 07 Undescribed Similar in colouration to Cratena pawarshindeorum Bharate et al, 2020 – see Note on name, below. The body is almost entirely translucent (except as mentioned below) and the yellow acini (gonads) are readily discernable internally giving an

Crimora edwardsi

Author: (Angas, 1864) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Polyceridae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Crimora sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Polyceridae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Crosslandia viridis

Author: Eliot, 1903 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Scyllaeidae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Cyerce kikutarobabai

Author: Hamatani, 1976 Order: Sacoglossa  Family: Caliphyllidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _________________________________________________ Cyerce kikutarobabai Hamatani, 1976 Another of the outlandish decorated and delightful to observe species of the Cyerce genus. Dave Behrens (Behrens, 2001), has referred to it as being: “.almost psychedelic in appearance.” Cyerce kikutarobabai is a ceras-bearing sacoglossan, a sap-sucking

Cyerce nigra

Author: Bergh, 1871 Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Caliphyllidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Cyerce nigricans

Author: Pease, 1866 Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Caliphyllidae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Cyerce sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Caliphyllidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Cyerce sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Caliphyllidae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dendrodoris albobrunnea

Author: Allan, 1933 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Dendrodorididae Maximum Size: 80 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dendrodoris arborescens

Author: (Collingwood, 1881) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Dendrodorididae Maximum Size: 80 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dendrodoris atromaculata

Author: (Alder & Hancock, 1864) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Dendrodorididae Maximum Size: 85 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dendrodoris carbunculosa

Author: (Kelaart, 1858) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Dendrodorididae Maximum Size: 500 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dendrodoris coronata

Author: Kay & Young, 1965 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Dendrodorididae Maximum Size: 45 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dendrodoris denisoni

Author: (Angas, 1864) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Dendrodorididae Maximum Size: 80 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dendrodoris fumata

Author: (Ruppell & Leuckart, 1830) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Dendrodorididae Maximum Size: 100 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dendrodoris nigra

Author: (Stimpson, 1855) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Dendrodorididae Maximum Size: 80 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dendrodoris sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Dendrodorididae Maximum Size: 24 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dendrodoris sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Dendrodorididae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dendrodoris sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Dendrodorididae Maximum Size: 70 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dendrodoris sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Dendrodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dendrodoris sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Dendrodorididae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _________________________________________________ In the past Dendrodoris fumata has been identified as having many variations in presentation, all lumped together. This view is gradually changing with some of those variations being kept separate and labelled as Dendrodoris sp. This has come about due to

Dendrodoris sp. 07

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Dendrodorididae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ____________________________________________________ In the past Dendrodoris fumata has been identified as having many variations in presentation, all lumped together. This view is gradually changing with some of those variations being kept separate and labelled as Dendrodoris sp. This has come about due to

Dendrodoris tuberculosa

Author: (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Dendrodorididae Maximum Size: 200 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dermatobranchus cf. dendronephthyphagus

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Arminidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dermatobranchus cf. tuberculatus

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Arminidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dermatobranchus dendronephthyphagus

Author: Gosliner & Fahey, 2011 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Arminidae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dermatobranchus fasciatus

Author: Gosliner & Fahey, 2011 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Arminidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dermatobranchus fortunatus

Author: (Bergh, 1888) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Arminidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dermatobranchus funiculus

Author: Gosliner & Fahey, 2011 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Arminidae Maximum Size: 14 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dermatobranchus oculus

Author: Gosliner & Fahey, 2011 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Arminidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dermatobranchus ornatus

Author: (Bergh, 1874) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Arminidae Maximum Size: 80 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _________________________________ Dermatobranchus ornatus (Bergh, 1874) Dermatobranchus, along with Armina, is a dominant genus in the family Arminidae. The members of this family have a distinctive oral veil, an elongate body with a broad mantle that often carries numerous longitudinal ridges and rhinophores

Dermatobranchus rodmani

Author: Gosliner & Fahey, 2011 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Arminidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dermatobranchus semilunus

Author: Gosliner & Fahey, 2011 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Arminidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dermatobranchus sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Arminidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dermatobranchus sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Arminidae Maximum Size: 19 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dermatobranchus sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Arminidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dermatobranchus sp. 07

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Arminidae Maximum Size: 9 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dermatobranchus sp. 08

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Arminidae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dermatobranchus sp. 09

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Arminidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dermatobranchus sp. 10

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Arminidae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dermatobranchus sp. 11

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Arminidae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dermatobranchus sp. 12

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Arminidae Maximum Size: 7 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dermatobranchus sp. 14

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Arminidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast __________________________________________ Dermatobranchus sp. 14 This is a small arminid nudibranch less than 10 mm in length.The body shape is elongate and triangular, flattened, and narrows at the posterior end. The foot can be seen to just extend past the mantle posteriorly. The notum has

Dermatobranchus tuberculatus

Author: Gosliner & Fahey, 2011 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Arminidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Diacavolinia longirostris

Author: (Blainville, 1821) Order: Pteropoda  Family: Cavoliniidae Maximum Size: 6 mm – Shell length Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Diaphorodoris sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Onchidorididae Maximum Size: 6 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Discodoris boholiensis

Author: Bergh, 1877 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Discodorididae Maximum Size: 110 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast __________________________________________________ Discodoris boholiensis Bergh, 1877 Discodoris boholiensis is a broad, oval-shaped and large species (to 110 mm) but the mantle is thin and fragile with a highly undulating edge. The body is flat but has a distinctive narrow central longitudinal ridge

Discodoris cebuensis

Author: Bergh, 1877 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 45 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Discodoris coerulescens

Author: Bergh, 1888 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 35 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Discodoris lilacina

Author: (Gould, 1852) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 60 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Discodoris sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Discodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Discodoris sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Discodoris sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Discodoris sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Discodoris sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Discodoris sp. 07

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Diversidoris aurantionodulosa

Author: Rudman, 1987 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _________________________________ Diversidoris aurantionodulosa Rudman, 1987 Diversidoris is a small genus of cryptobranch dorids raised by Rudman in 1987. At that time it was monospecific, only containing the subject of this Species Profile – Diversidoris aurantionodulosa. This species is therefore, naturally, the type

Diversidoris cf. aurantionodulosa

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast __________________________________________ Some similarities with Diversidoris aurantionodulosa, differences include: Yellow mantle, body and tail, – not white. Lacks orange tipped tubercles on dorsum. Marginal band discontinuous. Recorded: 17/08/2020 at Forskali Park, Currimundi Reef.  

Diversidoris crocea

Author: (Rudman, 1986) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Diversidoris flava

Author: (Eliot, 1904) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Diversidoris sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Diversidoris sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 7 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dolabella auricularia

Author: (Lightfoot, 1786) Order: Anaspidea  Family:Aplysiidae Maximum Size: 500 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dolabrifera brazieri

Author: Sowerby, 1870 Order: Anaspidea  Family:Aplysiidae Maximum Size: 120 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Dolabrifera dolabrifera

Author: (Rang, 1828) Order: Anaspidea  Family:Aplysiidae Maximum Size: 80 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast __________________________________________________ Dolabrifera dolabrifera (Rang, 1828) The animal shown here may be Dolabrifera edmundsi Valdes et al, 2017 however that description gives no information about the foot/ventral aspect. The same paper states of D. dolabrifera: “Ventral side typically brown with numerous white, green

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Author: (Cuvier, 1804) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 100 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Doriprismatica dendrobranchia

Author: (Rudman, 1990) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 100 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Doriprismatica sibogae

Author: (Bergh, 1905) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 100 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Doris cameroni

Author: (Allan, 1947) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Dorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Doris immonda

Author: Risbec, 1928 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Dorididae Maximum Size: 18 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Doris pecten

Author: (Collingwood, 1881) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Dorididae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Doris sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Dorididae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Doto pita

Author: Er. Marcus, 1955 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Dotidae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Doto racemosa

Author: Risbec, 1928 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Dotidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Doto rosacea

Author: Baba, 1949 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Dotidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Doto sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Dotidae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Doto sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Dotidae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Doto sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Dotidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Doto sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Dotidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia bangtawaensis

Author: Swennen, 1997 Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia coodgeensis

Author: (Angas, 1864) Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia maoria

Author: Powell, 1937 Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia marginata

Author: (Pease, 1871) Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 80 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia obtusa

Author: Baba, 1938 Order: Sa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 13 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia pusilla

Author: (Bergh, 1871) Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 35 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family: Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _____________________________________ Elysia sp. 02 Undescribed Found on frond of Halimeda. Interesting feature are the patches of pink pigment on the parapodia that match the pink coralline algae growing on the Halimeda.

Elysia sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 6 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 14 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia sp. 09

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 14 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia sp. 11

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia sp. 12

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family: Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 3 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia sp. 13

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia sp. 14

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia sp. 15

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 2 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia sp. 16

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia sp. 17

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 3 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia sp. 18

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia sp. 19

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia sp. 20

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 2 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia sp. 21

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia sp. 23

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 6 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia sp. 24

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family: Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia sp. 25

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family: Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia sp. 26

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family: Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia sp. 27

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family: Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia sp. 28

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family: Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _______________________________________________ Elysia sp. 28 Undescribed This species presents with a distinctive anterior. The front of the head bears two strong ridges (carrying pustules like the rest of the body) in the shape of an inverted vee, sloping back and meeting just anterior to the rhinophore bases.

Elysia sp. 29

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family: Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia sp. 30

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family: Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 6 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia sp. 31

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family: Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _________________________________________ Elysia sp. 31 This species previously known on this site as Elysia asbecki. A review of the description of that species has revealed that it is not Elysia asbecki and the name has been changed (11/11/2020). – Wagele, H., Stemmer, K.,

Elysia thompsoni

Author: Jensen, 1993 Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia tomentosa

Author: Jensen, 1997 Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Elysia yaeyamana

Author: Baba, 1936 Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 70 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Embletonia gracilis

Author: Risbec, 1928 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Embletoniidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Ercolania sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Limapontiidae Maximum Size: 3 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Eubranchus inabai

Author: Baba, 1964 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Eubranchus mandapamensis

Author: (Rao, 1968) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Fionidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Eubranchus sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 3 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Eubranchus sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 7 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Eubranchus sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 9 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Eubranchus sp. 09

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Eubranchus sp. 10

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Eubranchus sp. 11

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Eubranchus sp. 12

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Eubranchus sp. 13

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Eubranchus sp. 14

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 3 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Eubranchus sp. 15

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 3 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Euselenops luniceps

Author: (Cuvier, 1817) Order: Pleurobranchoidea  Family:Pleurobranchidae Maximum Size: 70 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Facelina bourailli

Author: (Risbec, 1928) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Facelina sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 13 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Facelina sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 9 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Facelina sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Facelina sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Facelina sp. 07

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Facelina sp. 08

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Facelina sp. 09

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Facelina sp. 10

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Facelina sp. 11

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Facelina sp. 12

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Facelinella anulifera

Author: Baba, 1949 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Facelinidae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _______________________________________________ Facelinella anulifera Baba, 1949 Previously known on this site as Cratena sp. 04. Changed: 04/05/2021 based upon images in NSSI II p. 304 and Slug Site BOW #1139. Also known as Phidiana anulifera. We are currently following the nomenclature of

Favorinus japonicus

Author: Baba, 1949 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Favorinus sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Favorinus sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Facelinidae Maximum Size: 11 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _________________________________________________

Favorinus sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Favorinus tsuruganus

Author: Baba & Abe, 1964 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Flabellina exoptata

Author: Gosliner & Willan, 1991 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Flabellinidae Maximum Size: 35 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Flabellina lotos

Author: (Korshunova et al 2017) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Flabellinidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Flabellina rubrolineata

Author: (O’Donoghue, 1929) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Flabellinidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Flabellina sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Flabellinidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Flabellina sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Flabellinidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Flabellina sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Flabellinidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Flabellina sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Flabellinidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Flabellina sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Flabellinidae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Flabellina sp. 07

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Flabellinidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Flabellina sp. 08

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Flabellinidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Flabellina sp. 09

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Flabellinidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Geitodoris sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Glaucus atlanticus

Author: Forster, 1777 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Glaucidae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Glaucus bennettae

Author: Churchill, Valdes & Foighil, 2014 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Glaucidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Glossodoris aeruginosa

Author: Rudman, 1995 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 70 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Glossodoris hikuerensis

Author: (Pruvot-Fol, 1954) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 140 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Glossodoris rufomarginata

Author: (Bergh, 1890) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 32 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Glossodoris sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Glossodoris sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 70 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Glossodoris sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 70 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Glossodoris vespa

Author: Rudman, 1990 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 80 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ______________________________________________________ Glossodoris vespa Rudman, 1990 Some species of sea slug have a very limited geographical range or distribution. There may be a number of reasons for this. Perhaps their food source itself is limited in distribution, perhaps they are a “recently” evolving

Godiva quadricolor

Author: (Barnard, 1927) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 60 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Godiva sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Facelinidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ____________________________________ Recorded: 05/09/2020 at Kings Beach Boat Ramp – subtidal.

Godiva sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Facelinidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Godiva sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Facelinidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniobranchus albonares

Author: (Rudman, 1990) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniobranchus albopunctatus

Author: (Garrett, 1879) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 45 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniobranchus alius

Author: (Rudman, 1987) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniobranchus aureopurpureus

Author: (Collingwood, 1881) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniobranchus coi

Author: (Risbec, 1956) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 70 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast __________________________________________________________ Goniobranchus coi  (Risbec, 1956) The expanse of the dorsal mantle possessed of the cryptobranch dorid nudibranchs readily lends itself as a broad canvas for an incredible diversity of presentations. Whether it be striking, gaudy or flamboyant as a warning statement

Goniobranchus collingwoodi

Author: (Rudman, 1987) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 45 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniobranchus conchyliatus

Author: (Yonow, 1984) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 35 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniobranchus daphne

Author: (Angas, 1864) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast Goniobranchus daphne (Angas, 1864) Goniobranchus daphne is a small chromodorid nudibranch (up to 45 mm) with a limited Australian distribution. Goniobranchus daphne has only been reported from Central and Southern Queensland and the coast of New South Wales as far south as Jervis

Goniobranchus decorus

Author: (Pease, 1860) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniobranchus geometricus

Author: (Risbec, 1928) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniobranchus kuniei

Author: (Pruvot-Fol, 1930) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 75 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _________________________________________________ Goniobranchus kuniei (Pruvot-Fol, 1930) The combination of colours and pattern in many of the Chromodorididae nudibranchs are a delight to observe and Goniobranchus kuniei is no exception. In this instance there is no doubt that the bold patterning combined with the

Goniobranchus leopardus

Author: (Rudman, 1987) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 60 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniobranchus rufomaculatus

Author: (Pease, 1871) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniobranchus sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 54 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniobranchus sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniobranchus sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 22 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniobranchus sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 35 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniobranchus sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniobranchus sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 95 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniobranchus sp. 07

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 85 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniobranchus sp. 08

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 35 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniobranchus sp. 09

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniobranchus splendidus

Author: (Angas, 1864) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 65 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ___________________________________ Goniobranchus splendidus (Angus, 1864) The colouring and marking of Goniobranchus splendidus serve to make it a most conspicuous nudibranch. I even recall spotting a specimen, down on the seabed from the surface prior to descending for a dive in over 12 metres

Goniobranchus tinctorius

Author: (Ruppell & Leuckart, 1830) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 95 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniobranchus verrieri

Author: (Crosse, 1875) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniodoridella savignyi

Author: (Pruvot-Fol, 1933) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 11 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniodoridella sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 6 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniodoridella sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniodoridella sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniodoridella sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 2 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniodoridella sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniodoridella sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 7 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniodoridella sp. 07

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniodoris joubini

Author: Risbec, 1928 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniodoris sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 6 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniodoris sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 6 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniodoris sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Goniodoris sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris alba

Author: (Bergh, 1877) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _________________________________________

Gymnodoris amakusana

Author: (Baba, 1996) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris bicolor

Author: (Alder & Hancock, 1864) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris ceylonica

Author: (Kelaart, 1858) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 120 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris inornata

Author: Bergh, 1880 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 60 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris nigricolor

Author: Baba, 1960 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris okinawae

Author: Baba, 1936 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 14 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 07

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 6 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 08

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 9 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 09

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 11

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 12

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 13

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 7 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 14

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 16

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 17

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 7 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 18

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 19

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Gymnodorididae Maximum Size:  mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 22

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 23

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 24

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 7 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 25

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 26

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 9 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Gymnodoris sp. 27

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Gymnodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _________________________________________ While similar in some respects to those we have already found it does not match in every aspect especially in relation to the gills and arrangement of the orange spots. The combination of features is different. Recorded: 21/08/2020 at La Balsa

Halgerda albocristata

Author: Gosliner & Fahey, 1998 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Discodorididae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Halgerda aurantiomaculata

Author: (Allan, 1932) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Discodorididae Maximum Size: 70 mm (Rare sighting of 130 mm) Sightings: Sunshine Coast ______________________________________________ Halgerda aurantiomaculata (Allan, 1932) Halgerda aurantiomaculata is assigned to the Discodorididae Family of Nudibranchia. The Halgerda genus (first described by Bergh in 1880) has members that are all quite distinctive and usually cannot be confused

Halgerda brunneomaculata

Author: Carlson & Hoff, 1993 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Halgerda elegans

Author: Bergh, 1905 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Halgerda sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 120 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Halgerda sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 90 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Halgerda sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 60 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Halgerda tesselata

Author: (Bergh, 1880) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 45 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Halgerda willeyi

Author: Eliot, 1903 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 80 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hallaxa cryptica

Author: Gosliner & S. Johnson, 1994 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Actinocyclidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hallaxa iju

Author: Gosliner & S. Johnson, 1994 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Actinocyclidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hallaxa indecora

Author: Bergh, 1905 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Actinocyclidae Maximum Size: 22 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hallaxa translucens

Author: Gosliner & S. Johnson, 1994 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Actinocyclidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Haloa crocata

Author: (Pease, 1860) Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast Name change: In the paper by Oskars et al, 2019 (A molecular phylogeny of the gastropod family Haminoeidae sensu lato (Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea): a generic revision), they assert: “As addressed above in the Remarks section of Haminoea, the genus Haloa is here reinstated

Haloa sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 6 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast Name change: In the paper by Oskars et al, 2019 (A molecular phylogeny of the gastropod family Haminoeidae sensu lato (Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea): a generic revision), they assert: “As addressed above in the Remarks section of Haminoea, the genus Haloa is here reinstated for

Haloa sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast Name change: In the paper by Oskars et al, 2019, (A molecular phylogeny of the gastropod family Haminoeidae sensu lato (Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea): a generic revision), they assert: “As addressed above in the Remarks section of Haminoea, the genus Haloa is here reinstated for

Haloa sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 1 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast Name change: In the paper by Oskars et al, 2019, (A molecular phylogeny of the gastropod family Haminoeidae sensu lato (Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea): a generic revision), they assert: “As addressed above in the Remarks section of Haminoea, the genus Haloa is here reinstated for

Haloa sp. 07

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 2 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast Name change: In the paper by Oskars et al, 2019, (A molecular phylogeny of the gastropod family Haminoeidae sensu lato (Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea): a generic revision), they assert: “As addressed above in the Remarks section of Haminoea, the genus Haloa is here reinstated for

Haloa sp. 08

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast Name change: In the paper by Oskars et al, 2019, (A molecular phylogeny of the gastropod family Haminoeidae sensu lato (Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea): a generic revision), they assert: “As addressed above in the Remarks section of Haminoea, the genus Haloa is here reinstated for

Haloa sp. 09

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast Name change: In the paper by Oskars et al, 2019, (A molecular phylogeny of the gastropod family Haminoeidae sensu lato (Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea): a generic revision), they assert: “As addressed above in the Remarks section of Haminoea, the genus Haloa is here reinstated for

Haminoeid long-tail sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 2 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast Name change: The results of the molecular sequencing by Oskars et al, 2019, (A molecular phylogeny of the gastropod family Haminoeidae sensu lato (Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea): a generic revision), found that the mini-haminoeids belong to two separate taxa: “The mini-haminoeids were strongly supported ….., but

Haminoeid long-tail sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast Name change: The results of the molecular sequencing by Oskars et al, 2019, (A molecular phylogeny of the gastropod family Haminoeidae sensu lato (Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea): a generic revision), found that the mini-haminoeids belong to two separate taxa: “The mini-haminoeids were strongly supported ..,

Hancockia burni

Author: Thompson, 1972 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Hancockiidae Maximum Size: 7 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hermaea sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family: Hermaeidae Maximum Size: 2 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hermaea sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family: Hermaeidae Maximum Size: 1 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hermaea sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family: Hermaeidae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hermaea sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family: Hermaeidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hermaea sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family: Hermaeidae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hermaea sp. 07

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family: Hermaeidae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hexabranchus sanguineus

Author: (Ruppell & Leuckart, 1830) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Hexabranchidae Maximum Size: 600 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hydatina albocincta

Author: (van der Hoeven, 1839) Order: Acteonidea  Family: Aplustridae Maximum Size: 60 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hydatina amplustre

Author: (Linnaeus, 1758) Order: Acteonoidea  Family:Aplustridae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hydatina physis

Author: (Linnaeus, 1758) Order: Acteonoidea  Family: Aplustridae Maximum Size: 75 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ____________________________________________ Hydatina physis  (Linnaeus, 1758) Some sea slugs belong to a group commonly known as “Bubble Snails”. This name was coined due to the possession of a greatly inflated shell that is thin-walled and consequently light and fragile – a “Bubble

Hypselodoris apolegma

Author: (Yonow, 2001) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 100 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hypselodoris babai

Author: Gosliner & Behrens, 2000 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 32 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hypselodoris bennetti

Author: (Angas, 1864) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hypselodoris bullockii

Author: (Collingwood, 1881) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 70 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hypselodoris decorata

Author: (Risbec, 1928) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hypselodoris emma

Author: Rudman, 1977 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 45 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hypselodoris iacula

Author: Gosliner & Johnson, 1999 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 63 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hypselodoris imperialis

Author: (Pease, 1860) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Author: Wilson & Willan, 2007 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 65 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast __________________________ Hypselodoris jacksoni Wilson & Willan, 2007 Hypselodoris jacksoni is a nudibranch with a limited distribution in the south-western Pacific Ocean being reported from New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Lord Howe Island and the subtropical and temperate waters of the Australian

Hypselodoris lacuna

Author: Gosliner & R. Johnson in Epstein et al, 2018 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hypselodoris maculosa

Author: (Pease, 1871) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hypselodoris maritima

Author: (Baba, 1949) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hypselodoris melanesica

Author: Gosliner & R. Johnson in Epstein et al, 2018 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ____________________________________ Hypselodoris melanesica Gosliner & Johnson in Epstein et al, 2018 Hypselodoris melanesica grows to 30 mm in length and has a body colour of translucent purple with a thin white mantle margin that is repeated

Hypselodoris obscura

Author: (Stimpson, 1855) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 60 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hypselodoris roo

Author: Gosliner & R. Johnson in Epistein, 2018 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 45 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hypselodoris sagamiensis

Author: (Baba, 1949) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hypselodoris sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 13 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hypselodoris sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hypselodoris sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hypselodoris sp. 08

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hypselodoris sp. 09

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hypselodoris sp. 10

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hypselodoris tryoni

Author: (Garrett, 1873) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 70 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hypselodoris variobranchia

Author: Gosliner & Johnson R. in Epstein et al, 2018 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hypselodoris whitei

Author: (A. Adams & Reeve, 1850) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 35 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Hypselodoris zephyra

Author: Gosliner & R. Johnson, 1999 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Ilbia ilbi

Author: Burn, 1963 Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Ilbiidae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Janolus mirabilis

Author: Baba & Abe, 1970 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Janolidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Janolus sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Janolus Maximum Size: 14 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Japonacteon suturalis

Author: (A. Adams, 1855) Order: Acteonoidea  Family:Acteonidae Maximum Size: 19 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Jorunna cf. ramicola

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Discodorididae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Jorunna funebris

Author: (Kelaart, 1858) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 150 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Jorunna pantherina

Author: (Angas, 1864) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Jorunna parva

Author: (Baba, 1938) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Jorunna ramicola

Author: Miller, 1996 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Jorunna sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Jorunna sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Jorunna sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Discodorididae Maximum Size: 14 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Jorunna sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Jorunna sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 6 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Jorunna sp. 07

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Discodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Julia exquisita

Author: (Gould, 1862) Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Juliidae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Kabeiro sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Dotidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Kalinga ornata

Author: Alder & Hancock, 1864 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Polyceridae Maximum Size: 130 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Kaloplocamus acutus

Author: Baba, 1949 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Polyceridae Maximum Size: 28 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ______________________________________________ Kaloplocamus acutus Baba, 1949 An uncommon and unpredictably encountered species of Polyceridae nudibranch, Kaloplocamus acutus is usually found under rocks or coral slabs sub-tidally. The bright red/orange, sometimes yellow, body has white specks scattered over the entire dorsum. Sometimes these white

Kaloplocamus dokte

Author: Valles & Gosliner, 2006 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Polyceridae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Kaloplocamus peludo

Author: Valles & Gosliner, 2006 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Polyceridae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Kaloplocamus sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Polyceridae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Author: (Burn, 1958) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Onchidorididae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ________________________________________________ Knoutsodonta maugeansis (Burn, 1958) This species was originally described by Robert Burn in 1958 from Victorian specimens (type locality Torquay, outside Port Phillip Heads, Victoria, Australia). The distribution is known to extend as far south as Southern Tasmania. To find them up

Liloa brevis

Author: (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833) Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Liloa sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Liloa sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 3 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Limacia ornata

Author: (Baba, 1937) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Polyceridae Maximum Size: 18 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Limenandra confusa

Author: Carmona, Pola, Gosliner & Cervera, 2013 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Aeolidiidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Lobiger sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Oxynoidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Lobiger viridis

Author: Pease, 1863 Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Oxynoidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Lomanotus sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Lomanotidae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Lomanotus sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Lomanotidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Lomanotus sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Lomanotidae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Lomanotus sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Lomanotidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Lomanotus sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Lomanotidae Maximum Size: 12 m Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Lomanotus sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Lomanotidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Lomanotus sp. 07

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Lomanotidae Maximum Size: 22 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Lomanotus vermiformis

Author: Eliot, 1908 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Lomanotidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Madrella ferruginosa

Author: Alder & Hancock, 1864 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Madrellidae Maximum Size: 45 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Madrella sanguinea

Author: (Angus, 1864) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Madrellidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Mariaglaja inornata

Author: (Baba, 1949) Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Aglajidae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Marianina rosea

Author: (Pruvot-Fol, 1930) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Tritoniidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Marionia cf. rubra

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Tritoniidae Maximum Size: 120 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Marionia glama

Author: (Ruppell & Leuckart, 1828) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Tritoniidae Maximum Size: 60 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Marionia pustulosa

Author: (Odhner, 1936) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Tritoniidae Maximum Size: 175 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Marionia rubra

Author: (Ruppell & Leuckart, 1831) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Tritoniidae Maximum Size: 290 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Marionia sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Tritoniidae Maximum Size: 45 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Marionia sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Tritoniidae Maximum Size: 150 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Marionia sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Tritoniidae Maximum Size: 65 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Marionia sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Tritoniidae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Marionia sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Tritoniidae Maximum Size: 150 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Marionia sp. 07

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Tritoniidae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _____________________________________ Long distinctive velar tentacles not possessed by any of our other Marionia species. Recorded: 18/08/2020 at Forskali Park, Currimundi Reef.

Marionia sp. 09

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Tritoniidae Maximum Size: 100 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ___________________________________ This is a large dendronotid nudibranch at over 100 mm in length. The dorsum, gill secondary stalks and sides of the body are covered in large tubercles crowded together with the largest in the centre of the dorsum. The smaller tend

Martadoris limaciformis

Author: (Eliot, 1908) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Polyceridae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Melanochlamys queritor

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Aglajidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Melanochlamys sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Aglajidae Maximum Size: 21 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Mexichromis aurora

Author: (Johnson & Gosliner, 1998) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Mexichromis cf. multituberculata

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Mexichromis festiva

Author: (Angus, 1864) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Mexichromis macropus

Author: Rudman, 1983 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Mexichromis mariei

Author: (Crosse, 1872) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Mexichromis pusilla

Author: (Bergh, 1874) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ________________________ Mexichromis pusilla (Bergh, 1874) On first seeing this nudibranch you could be forgiven for thinking it might be a species of Verconia (formerly Noumea). The pink body with its white midline stripes and mantle edge and touches of purple are certainly

Mexichromis trilineata

Author: (A. Adams & Reeve, 1850) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ______________________________ Mexichromis trilineata (A. Adams & Reeve, 1850) Mexichromis trilineata is a small species that rarely grows larger than 12 mm. The main background colour of both mantle and foot is a light purple but some specimens may be

Miamira magnifica

Author: Eliot, 1910 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 100 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Miamira moloch

Author: (Rudman, 1988) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 180 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ______________________________________________________ Miamira moloch, (Rudman, 1988) The molecular sequencing of the Chromodorididae family in 2012 removed some species from Ceratosoma and placed them in Miamira. Four of the described Ceratosoma species sequenced clustered separately from the other Ceratosoma species and were placed

Miamira sinuata

Author: (Van Hasselt, 1824) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 60 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Micromelo undatus

Author: (Bruguiere, 1972) Order: Acteonoidea  Family:Aplustridae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Mnestia cf. girardi

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Mnestiidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ______________________________________ Mnestia cf. girardi This species previously know as Mnestia sp. 01 on this site. Trond Oskars suggested the name Mnestia cf. bizona to us in 2016. Since that time Mnestia bizona has been synonymized with Mnestia girardi (Audouin,1826) therefore we have changed

Moridilla brockii

Author: Bergh,1888 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Facelinidae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Mourgona sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Caliphyllidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Murphydoris sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 6 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Myja longicornis

Author: Bergh, 1896 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Nembrotha lineolata

Author: Bergh, 1905 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Polyceridae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Nembrotha purpureolineata

Author: O’Donoghue, 1924 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Polyceridae Maximum Size: 120 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Nembrotha rosannulata

Author: Pola et al., 2008 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Polyceridae Maximum Size: 120 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Niparaya sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Aglajidae Maximum Size: 3 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Niparaya sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Aglajidae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Niparaya sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Aglajidae Maximum Size: 2 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Niparaya sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Aglajidae Maximum Size: 2 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Niparaya sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Aglajidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Niparaya sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Aglajidae Maximum Size: 3 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Niparaya sp. 08

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Aglajidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Niparaya sp. 09

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Aglajidae Maximum Size: 3 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Notobryon wardi

Author: Odhner, 1936 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Scyllaeidae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Noumeaella sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Noumeaella sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Okenia brunneomaculata

Author: Gosliner, 2004 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Okenia cf. liklik

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 7 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ____________________________________________________ Okenia cf. liklik Undescribed The Okenia are a successful group, if success be measured by a speciose genus. There are nearly 60 described species of Okenia globally and more than a dozen putative, known, but still undescribed from the Indo-Pacific region

Okenia hallucigenia

Author: Rudman, 2004 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Okenia pellucida

Author: Burn, 1967 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Okenia rhinorma

Author: Rudman, 2007 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Okenia sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 3 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Okenia sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 2 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Okenia sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Okenia sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 3 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Onchidoris sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Onchidorididae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Oxynoe jacksoni

Author: Krug, Berriman & Valdes, 2018 Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Oxynoidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Oxynoe sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Oxynoidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Oxynoe viridis

Author: (Pease, 1861) Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Oxynoidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Paradoris dubia

Author: (Bergh, 1904) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 35 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Peltodoris sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Petalifera sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Anaspidea  Family:Aplysiidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phanerophthalmus anettae

Author: Austin, Gosliner & Malaquias, 2018 Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast Name change: Austin J., Gosliner T. & Malaquias M.A.E. (2018). Systematic revision, diversity patterns and trophic ecology of the tropical Indo-West Pacific sea slug genus Phanerophthalmus A. Adams, 1850 (Cephalaspidea, Haminoeidae). Invertebrate Systematics. 32(6): 1336-1387. This species was previously listed

Philine angasi

Author: (Crosse & Fischer, 1865) Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Philinidae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Philine rubrata

Author: Gosliner, 1988 Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Philinidae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Philine sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Philinidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Philine trapezia

Author: Hedley, 1902 Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Philinidae Maximum Size: 6 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Philinopsis falciphallus

Author: Gosliner, 2011 Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Aglajidae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Philinopsis gardineri

Author: (Eliot, 1903) Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Aglajidae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Philinopsis lineolata

Author: (H. & A. Adams, 1854) Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Aglajidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Philinopsis orientalis

Author: Baba, 1949 Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Aglajidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Philinopsis pilsbryi

Author: (Eliot, 1900) Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Aglajidae Maximum Size: 55 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Philinopsis reticulata

Author: (Eliot, 1903) Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Aglajidae Maximum Size: 45 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Philinopsis sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Aglajidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Philinopsis speciosa

Author: Pease, 1860 Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Aglajidae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllaplysia lafonti

Author: (Fischer, 1870) Order: Anaspidea  Family: Aplysiidae Maximum Size: 17 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllaplysia sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Anaspidea  Family:Aplysiidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllaplysia sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Anaspidea  Family:Aplysiidae Maximum Size: 2 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllaplysia sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Anaspidea  Family:Aplysiidae Maximum Size: 3 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllaplysia viridis

Author: (Bergh,1905) Order: Anaspidea  Family: Aplysiidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ______________________________________________ Phyllaplysia viridis (Bergh, 1905) Previously known on this site as Petalifera sp. 02. Change (03/05/2021) based on: Nimbs, Wilson et al, 2020. References: – Nimbs, M. J., Wilson, N. G., Limmon, G. V. &  Smith, S. D. A. (2020). Re-description of

Phyllidia babai

Author: Brunckhorst, 1993 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast Similar to Phyllidia ocellata but presents with minute white spots on the notum giving a granular appearance.

Phyllidia cf. elegans

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllidia coelestis

Author: Bergh, 1905 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 60 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllidia elegans

Author: Bergh, 1869 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 80 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllidia exquisita

Author: Brunckhorst, 1993 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 45 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllidia guamensis

Author: (Brunckhorst, 1993) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 60 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllidia ocellata

Author: Cuvier, 1804 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 70 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _________________________________________________________________________ Phyllidia ocellata Cuvier, 1804 Most divers who look for nudibranchs will have seen Phyllidia ocellata. It is a common species and widespread in the Indo-Pacific region. Its conspicuous appearance of black and white ocellations on a yellow background with large tubercles

Phyllidia picta

Author: (Pruvot-Fol, 1957) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 45 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllidia sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast __________________________________________ Phyllidia sp. 03 Undescribed This species has yellow rhinophores, large white/pink topped tubercles (not yellow capped, not in ridges) with some coalescing, dorsal anal papilla and a black notum, not black lines. We have separated it from Phyllidia elegans.

Phyllidia sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _____________________________________________ We believe this is a separate species to all the following: Not Phyllidia picta – Black rays do not extend to mantle edge, Dorsal anus, Yellow tipped oral tentacles. Not Phyllidia coelestis – Blue crescents, No ridges, Yellow tipped oral tentacles. Not

Phyllidia varicosa

Author: Lamarck, 1801 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 120 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllidiella annulata

Author: (Grey, 1853) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllidiella cooraburrama

Author: Brunckhorst, 1993 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllidiella lizae

Author: Brunckhorst, 1993 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Author: (Cuvier, 1804) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 100 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllidiella sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllidiella sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 45 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllidiella sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllidiopsis burni

Author: Brunckhorst, 1993 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllidiopsis cardinalis

Author: Bergh, 1876 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 65 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllidiopsis fissurata

Author: Brunckhorst, 1993 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 80 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllidiopsis krempfi

Author: Pruvot-Fol, 1957 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 70 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllidiopsis loricata

Author: (Bergh, 1873) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 26 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllidiopsis shireenae

Author: Brunckhorst, 1990 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 110 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ____________________________________ Phyllidiopsis shireenae Brunckhorst, 1990 To many underwater photographers the phyllidiids are the most baffling of the nudibranchs. They protest that they all look the same and that it is too difficult and too much trouble to sort them out, calling them

Phyllidiopsis xishaensis

Author: (Lin, 1983) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllodesmium acanthorhinum

Author: Moore & Gosliner, 2014 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 32 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllodesmium colemani

Author: Rudman, 1991 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllodesmium crypticum

Author: Rudman, 1981 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 55 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllodesmium hyalinum

Author: Ehrenberg, 1831 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 45 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllodesmium karenae

Author: Moore & Gosliner, 2009 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllodesmium koehleri

Author: Burghardt, 2006 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 32 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllodesmium macphersonae

Author: (Burn, 1962) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllodesmium magnum

Author: Rudman, 1991 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Facelinidae Maximum Size: 130 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ____________________________________ Phyllodesmium magnum  Rudman, 1991 Phyllodesmium magnum is a large (up to 130 mm) aeolid nudibranch that feeds upon corals, not the hard reef building species but a few of the soft octocoral types. Elongate in shape it tapers from a

Phyllodesmium opalescens

Author: Rudman, 1991 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllodesmium poindimiei

Author: (Risbec, 1928) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllodesmium sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllodesmium sp. 07

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 35 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Phyllodesmium undulatum

Author: Moore &Gosliner, 2014 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Facelinidae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ___________________________________ Phyllodesmium undulatum Moore & Gosliner, 2014 This species of aeolid nudibranch makes a stunning presentation against the red and yellow backdrop of the gorgonian coral upon which it preys. Phyllodesmium undulatum is narrow and elongate with a transparent body allowing

Placida barackobamai

Author: McCarthy, Krug & Valdes, 2017 Order: Sacoglossa  Family: Limapontiidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _____________________________________ This species is separated externally from the very similar looking Placida kevinleei by the black rhinophores carrying a posterior white stripe from base to tip. Recorded: 02/09/2020 at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River.

Placida kevinleei

Author: McCarthy, Krug & Valdes, 2017 Order: Sacoglossa  Family: Limapontiidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Placida sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Limapontiidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Plakobranchus ocellatus

Author: van Hasselt, 1824 Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 60 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Platydoris cruenta

Author: (Quoy &Gaimard, 1832) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Discodorididae Maximum Size: 110 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Platydoris ellioti

Author: (Alder & Hancock, 1864) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 150 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Platydoris formosa

Author: (Alder & Hancock, 1864) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 120 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Platydoris inframaculata

Author: (Abraham, 1877) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 120 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Platydoris inornata

Author: Dorgan, Valdes & Gosliner, 2002 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Platydoris sabulosa

Author: Dorgan KM, Valdes A & Gosliner TM, 2002 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 140 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Platydoris sanguinea

Author: Bergh, 1905 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Pleurobranchaea sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Pleurobranchoidea  Family: Pleurobranchidae Maximum Size: 18 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ___________________________________________________ Pleurobranchaea sp. 01 This is the first species of the Pleurobranchaea genus to be found here. It looks similar to Pleurobranchaea maculata but following a discussion with Bob Burn we are calling it Pleurobranchaea sp. 1. Bob Burn thinks that this

Pleurobranchus albiguttatus

Author: (Bergh, 1905) Order: Pleurobranchoidea  Family:Pleurobranchidae Maximum Size: 65 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Pleurobranchus caledonicus

Author: Risbec, 1928 Order: Pleurobranchoidea  Family:Pleurobranchidae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Pleurobranchus forskalii

Author: (Ruppell & Leuckart, 1828) Order: Pleurobranchoidea  Family:Pleurobranchidae Maximum Size: 300 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Pleurobranchus grandis

Author: Pease, 1868 Order: Pleurobranchoidea  Family:Pleurobranchidae Maximum Size: 200 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Pleurobranchus peronii

Author: Cuvier, 1804 Order: Pleurobranchida  Family:Pleurobranchidae Maximum Size: 80 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Pleurobranchus weberi

Author: (Bergh, 1905) Order: Pleurobranchoidea  Family:Pleurobranchidae Maximum Size: 250 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Pleurolidia juliae

Author: Burn, 1966 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Plocamopherus ceylonicus

Author: (Kelaart, 1858) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Polyceridae Maximum Size: 55 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Plocamopherus imperialis

Author: (Angas, 1864) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Polyceridae Maximum Size: 100 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Plocamopherus pecoso

Author: Valles & Gosliner, 2004 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Polyceridae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Plocamopherus sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Polyceridae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Plocamopherus tilesii

Author: Bergh, 1877 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Polyceridae Maximum Size: 60 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Polycera melanosticta

Author: Miller, 1996 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Polyceridae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Polycera risbeci

Author: Odhner, 1941 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Polyceridae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Polycera sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Polyceridae Maximum Size: 14 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Polycera sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Polyceridae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Polycera sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Polyceridae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Pruvotfolia sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Pteraeolidia semperi

Author: (Angus, 1864) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Facelinidae Maximum Size: 190 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Pupa affinis

Author: (A. Adams,1855) Order: Acteonoidea  Family:Acteonidae Maximum Size: 18 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Pupa solidula

Author: (Linnaeus, 1758) Order: Acteonoidea Family:Acteonidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Reticulidia halgerda

Author: Brunckhorst and Burn in Brunckhorst, 1990 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Phyllidiidae Maximum Size: 65 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Retusa cf. minima

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Retusidae Maximum Size: 2 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Retusa sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Retusidae Maximum Size: 3 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Retusa waughiana

Author: Hedley, 1899 Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Retusidae Maximum Size: 2.5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Ringicula sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Ringiculoidea  Family: Ringiculidae Maximum Size: 2 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Ringicula sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Ringiculoidea  Family: Ringiculidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Ringicula sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Ringiculoidea  Family: Ringiculidae Maximum Size: 3 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Roboastra gracilis

Author: (Bergh, 1877) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Polyceridae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Roboastra luteolineata

Author: (Baba, 1936) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Polyceridae Maximum Size: 100 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Rostanga arbutus

Author: (Angus, 1864) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Rostanga bifurcata

Author: Rudman & Avern, 1989 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Rostanga crawfordi

Author: (Burn, 1969) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Rostanga sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 7 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Rostanga sp. 03

Author: Bertsch & S. Johnson, 1982 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Discodorididae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Rostanga sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Discodorididae Maximum Size: 18 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Roxaniella leucampyx

Author: (Burn, 1978) Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast Identification suggested by Bob Burn. Name change: In the paper by Oskars et al, 2019, (A molecular phylogeny of the gastropod family Haminoeidae sensu lato (Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea): a generic revision), the genus Roxaniella has been brought out of synonymy with Atys and resurrected due to

Runcina fijiensis

Author: Thompson & Brodie, 1988 Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Runcinidae Maximum Size: 3 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Runcina sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Runcinidae Maximum Size: 2 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Runcina sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Runcinidae Maximum Size: 2 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Sagaminopteron ornatum

Author: Tokioka & Baba, 1964 Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Gastropteridae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _________________________ Sagaminopteron ornatum Tokioka & Baba, 1964 The distinctive Sagaminopteron ornatum is a head-shield slug (cephalaspidean) belonging to the Gastropteridae family. It is a small sea slug growing to 20 mm in size but is most usually sighted smaller at

Sagaminopteron pohnpei

Author: (Hoff & Carlson, 1983) Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Gastropteridae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Sagaminopteron psychedelicum

Author: Carlson & Hoff, 1974 Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Gastropteridae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _______________________________________________________ Sagaminopteron psychedelicum Carlson & Hoff, 1974 Sagaminopteron psychedelicum is a cephalaspidean, or head-shield sea slug, belonging to the Gastropteridae Family. It is a small sea slug growing to 20 mm in length. Sagaminopteron psychedelicum cannot be confused with

Sakuraeolis nungunoides

Author: Rudman, 1980 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Facelinidae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ________________________________________________ Sakuraeolis nungunoides  Rudman, 1980 A number of species of the Facelinidae are aggressive sea slugs and Sakuraeolis nungunoides certainly can be grouped with those. It has also been termed pugnacious due to its tendency of suddenly erecting and straightening of

Sakuraeolis sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Facelinidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _______________________________________ Recorded: 02/09/2020 at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River.

Samla bicolor

Author: (Kelaart, 1858) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Samlidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Samla macassarana

Author: (Bergh, 1905) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Samlidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Samla rubropurpurata

Author: (Gosliner & Willan, 1991) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Samlidae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Samla sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Samlidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Samla sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Samlidae Maximum Size: 18 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Sclerodoris apiculata

Author: (Alder & Hancock, 1864) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Sclerodoris cf. tuberculata

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Discodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Sclerodoris coriacea

Author: Eliot, 1904 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 80 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Sclerodoris sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Sclerodoris sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 31 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Sclerodoris sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Discodorididea Maximum Size: 18 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Sclerodoris sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Sclerodoris sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 45 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Sclerodoris sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Sclerodoris sp. 07

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Sclerodoris sp. 08

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 60 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Sclerodoris sp. 09

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 45 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Sclerodoris tuberculata

Author: Eliot, 1904 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 90 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Scyllaea pelagica

Author: Linnaeus, 1758 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Scyllaeidae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Sebadoris cf. nubilosa

Author: undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Discodorididae Maximum Size: 110 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ___________________________________________ Sebadoris cf. nubilosa The species matches Sebadoris nubilosa in almost every respect apart from the lack of the submarginal dark band on the ventral surface of the mantle possessed by that species. It might also pass for Sebadoris fragilis except for

Sebadoris fragilis

Author: (Alder & Hancock, 1864) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Discodorididae Maximum Size: 150 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Siphopteron makisig

Author: Ong & Gosliner, 2016 Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Gastropteridae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Siphopteron sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Gastropteridae Maximum Size: 3 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Siphopteron sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Gastropteridae Maximum Size: 2 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Siphopteron sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Gastropteridae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Spurilla braziliana

Author: MacFarland, 1909 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Aeolidiidae Maximum Size: 70 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Stiliger aureomarginatus

Author: Jensen, 1993 Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Limapontiidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Stylocheilus longicauda

Author: (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) Order: Anaspidea  Family:Aplysiidae Maximum Size: 80 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Stylocheilus striatus

Author: (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832) Order: Anaspidea  Family:Aplysiidae Maximum Size: 65 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tamanovalva sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Juliidae Maximum Size: 1 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tamanovalva sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Juliidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tambja caeruleocirrus

Author: Willan & Chang, 2017 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Polyceridae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tambja kava

Author: Pola, Padula, Gosliner & Cervera, 2014 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Polyceridae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tambja morosa

Author: (Bergh, 1877) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Polyceridae Maximum Size: 100 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tambja tenuilineata

Author: Miller & Haagh, 2005 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Polyceridae Maximum Size: 35 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast __________________________________________________________________________________________ Tambja tenuilineata Miller & Haagh, 2005 This is a small species of polycerid nudibranch with a limited temperate distribution, reportedly growing to a length of 35 mm. It tends to be larger in cooler climes but typically seen much

Tambja victoriae

Author: Pola, Cervera & Gosliner, 2005 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Polyceridae Maximum Size: 60 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _______________________________________________________________ Tambja victoriae Pola, Cervera & Gosliner, 2005 Tambja victoriae is classified as a phanerobranch dorid nudibranch as it cannot retract its gills into a pocket below the mantle. It is placed in the Polyceridae family and interestingly,

Tenellia diversicolor

Author: (Baba, 1975) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia melanobrachia

Author: (Bergh, 1874) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia minor

Author: (Rudman, 1981) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 9 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia ornata

Author: (Baba, 1937) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia puellula

Author: (Baba, 1955) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sibogae

Author: (Bergh, 1905) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Fionidae Maximum Size: 35 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Fionidae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 16 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 3 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 09

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 9 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 10

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 12

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 13

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 14

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 6 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 16

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 17

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 7 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 19

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 20

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 21

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 23

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 7 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 24

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 25

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 26

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 27

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 2 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 28

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 3 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 29

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 7 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 30

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 31

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 32

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 65 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 33

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 6 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 34

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 6 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 35

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 6 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 36

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 37

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 2 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 39

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 40

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Fionidae Maximum Size: 55 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _______________________________________________ Also known as Phestilla sp.

Tenellia sp. 41

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 60 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 44

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 45

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 47

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 3 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 50

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 53

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Fionidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 54

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Fionidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 55

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Fionidae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 56

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Fionidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tenellia sp. 57

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Fionidae Maximum Size: 7 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast __________________________________ The rhinophores are long smooth and tapered. The oral tentacles are joined across the base forming what looks almost like an oral veil. The propodial corners are distinctive, but well-rounded rather than developed into tentacles. The tail is tapered but short. The cerata have

Tergiposacca longicerata

Author: Cella, Carmona, Ekimova, Chichvarkhin, Schepetov & Gosliner, 2016 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Fionidae Maximum Size: 14 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thordisa albomacula

Author: Chan & Gosliner, 2007 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thordisa sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Discodorididae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thordisa tahala

Author: Chan & Gosliner, 2007 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thordisa villosa

Author: (Alder & Hancock,1864) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Discodorididae Maximum Size: 70 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thorunna australis

Author: (Risbec, 1928) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thorunna daniellae

Author: (Kay & Young, 1969) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thorunna florens

Author: (Baba, 1949) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thorunna furtiva

Author: Bergh, 1878 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thorunna halourga

Author: Johnson & Gosliner, 2001 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thorunna montrouzieri

Author: Rudman, 1995 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 14 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thorunna sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thorunna sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thorunna sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 14 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thorunna sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thorunna sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thorunna sp. 07

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thuridilla albopustulosa

Author: Gosliner, 1995 Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thuridilla carlsoni

Author: Gosliner, 1995 Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thuridilla cf. splendens

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family: Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 70 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thuridilla gracilis

Author: (Risbec, 1928) Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thuridilla hoffae

Author: Gosliner, 1995 Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thuridilla livida

Author: (Baba, 1955) Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thuridilla multimarginata

Author: Gosliner, 1995 Order: Sacoglossa  Family: Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 11 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thuridilla neona

Author: Gosliner, 1995 Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thuridilla sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thuridilla sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 22 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thuridilla sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thuridilla sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Thuridilla vataae

Author: (Risbec, 1928) Order: Sacoglossa  Family:Plakobranchidae Maximum Size: 28 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tornatina sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Cylichnidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tornatina sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Cylichnidae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tornatina sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family:Cylichnidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tornatina sp. 07

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Cylichnidae Maximum Size: 4 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Trapania aurata

Author: Rudman, 1987 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast __________________________________________ Trapania aurata  Rudman, 1987 Fifteen years ago while on a shallow shore-entry dive off the Mooloolaba Beach against the Mooloolah River rock training walls on the Sunshine Coast, Qld, I photographed a small white nudibranch with orange tips to some of its appendages. At the

Trapania benni

Author: Rudman, 1987 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 14 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ________________________________________ This species is similar to the sympatric Trapania brunnea but there are significant differences. The background colour is reddish-brown covered in numerous yellow spots rather than a uniform dark brown with sparsely scattered white spots and there is yellow in

Trapania brunnea

Author: Rudman, 1987 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 7 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Trapania euryeia

Author: Gosliner & Fahey, 2008 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 16 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Trapania gibbera

Author: Gosliner & Fahey, 2008 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Trapania japonica

Author: (Baba, 1935) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Trapania miltabrancha

Author: Gosliner & Fahey, 2008 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Trapania reticulata

Author: Rudman, 1987 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _______________________________________________ Trapania reticulata Rudman, 1987 Species of Trapania are phanerobranch dorid nudibranchs, being unable to retract their gills into a pocket below the surface of the mantle. Neither do the rhinophores have pockets for retraction. Trapania are usually small species with a consistently uniform body plan

Trapania scurra

Author: Gosliner & Fahey, 2008 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Trapania sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 18 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Trapania sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 3 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _________________________________________ Trapania sp. 03 This species shows some similarities to Trapania japonica but also significant differences.

Trapania vitta

Author: Gosliner & Fahey, 2008 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tritonia sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Tritoniidae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tritonia sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Tritoniidae Maximum Size: 8 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tritonia sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Tritoniidae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Tritoniopsis elegans

Author: (Audouin, 1826) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Tritoniidae Maximum Size: 60 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _____________________________________ Tritoniopsis elegans (Audouin, 1826) Tritoniopsis elegans is a dendronotid nudibranch of the Tritoniidae family whose members possess uniquely shaped rhinophores. They arise out of raised sheaths that are usually scalloped or lobed on their rim. The rhinophore terminates in a club

Tylodina corticalis

Author: (Tate, 1889) Order: Umbraculida  Family: Tylodinidae Maximum Size: 50 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ___________________________________________________ Tylodina corticalis  (Tate, 1889) The evolutionary paths of the sea slugs have seen a gradual loss of the molluscan shell to the point where in the adult of all species of the higher order, Nudibranchia, it is completely absent. The

Umbraculum umbraculum

Author: (Lightfoot, 1786) Order: Umbraculida  Family:Umbraculidae Maximum Size: 250 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Unidentia sandramillenae

Author: Korshunova et al, 2017 Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Unidentiidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Unidentia sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Unidentiidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Unidentia sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Unidentiidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Unidentia sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Unidentiidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Unidentia sp. 05

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Unidentiidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Unidentia sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Unidentiidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Unidentia sp. 07

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Unidentiidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Unidentia sp. 08

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Unidentiidae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ____________________________________ Presents with a very thin purple line down the oral tentacles which are then tipped in patchy white frosting and the rhinophores appear to be the same colour as the cerata minus the purple ring. Recorded: 02/09/2020 at La Balsa Park,

Unidentia sp. 09

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Unidentiidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _______________________________________ Recorded: 17/09/2020 at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River.

Unidentia sp. 10

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Unidentiidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ______________________________________ Unidentia sp. 10 Rhinophores smooth, translucent on basal half, white distally followed by purple and translucent tip. Oral tentacles translucent, purple dorsally for most of the length, but lacking a distinct line, and carrying a white tip. Cerata filled with orange

Unidentia sp. 11

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Unidentiidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ______________________________________ Unidentia sp. 11 Rhinophores smooth, basal half is translucent, distal half is covered in solid white pigment, subapical purple band and translucent tip. Oral tentacles essentially purple for entire length saving the actual base that is translucent. No distinct line. White

Unidentia sp. 12

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Unidentiidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ____________________________________ Unidentia sp. 12 Rhinophores smooth, basal half translucent, white band midway along length with apical half solid purple and the tip carrying white specks. Oral tentacles translucent purple with faint purple line as extension of dorsolateral line, white specks to tip.

Vayssierea felis

Author: (Collingwood,1881) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Okadaiidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Vellicolla muscaria

Author: (Gould, 1859) Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 5 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast Name change: In the paper by Oskars et al, 2019, (A molecular phylogeny of the gastropod family Haminoeidae sensu lato (Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea): a generic revision), they assert: “Vellicolla gen. nov. is here introduced for a clade for which no generic name was available,

Verconia alboannulata

Author: (Rudman, 1986) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Verconia cf. varians

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 18 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Verconia decussata

Author: (Risbec, 1928) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Verconia haliclona

Author: (Burn, 1957) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 10 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Verconia laboutei

Author: (Rudman, 1986) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ________________________________________________

Verconia norba

Author: (Ev. & Er. Marcus, 1970) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ___________________________________________________ Verconia norba (Er. Marcus & Ev. Marcus, 1970) Verconia norba is similar in appearance to several other species of Verconia. The oval-shaped mantle is broad and flattened (Chromodoris-like), rounded anteriorly and posteriorly but does not cover the

Verconia romeri

Author: (Risbec, 1928) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 20 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Verconia simplex

Author: (Pease, 1871) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Verconia sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Verconia sp. 03

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Verconia sp. 04

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 13 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Verconia varians

Author: (Pease, 1871) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Verconia verconiforma

Author: (Rudman, 1995) Order: Nudibranchia  Family:Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 12 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast

Weinkauffia sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 3 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast Name change: In the paper by Oskars et al, 2019, (A molecular phylogeny of the gastropod family Haminoeidae sensu lato (Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea): a generic revision) the genus Weinkauffia was shown to be a distinct clade. They further state: “The genus is characterised by

Weinkauffia sp. 02

Author: Undescribed Order: Cephalaspidea  Family: Haminoeidae Maximum Size: 3 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast Name change: In the paper by Oskars et al, 2019, (A molecular phylogeny of the gastropod family Haminoeidae sensu lato (Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea): a generic revision) the genus Weinkauffia was shown to be a distinct clade. They further state: “The genus is characterised by