Observation 2018-01-20 03:47 PM
Tags / Aspects
This sea slug would have been about 5 " in length. It had mottling of cream and brown. The ear-like sensory clubs or rhinophores and oral tentacle were withdrawn and the usually extended side flaps called parapodia were flipped back. The mantle and atrophied shell could be seen (pic 5) as a reddish radiating structure.
I have the expert Mattt Nimbs to thank for the ID. He says "Definitely Aplysia. And yes probably A sydneyensis, there is a wheel like pattern of radiating stripes on the mantle that sits over the vestigial shell: a distinguishing characteristic of sydneyensis"
Date & Time
2018-01-20 03:47 PM
-38.396259 , 145.115783 : 2.312 m
Near Balnarring Beach VIC 3926, Australia
|NS Observation No.||5A6BEA57ED2A89D02A001108|
|Created||2018-01-27 02:03 PM (over 1 year ago)|
|Created By||Leuba Ridgway|
|Updated||2018-05-28 03:25 PM (over 1 year ago)|
|Updated By||Leuba Ridgway|
|Data Export Files||Please log in|