Opisthobranchs

  • Sea Slugs
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Family Cylichnidae
Name Adamnestia arachis
Photograph details Port Welshpool 14/03/2004 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Cylichnidae
Name Tornatina apicina
Photograph details Yeerung River - Cape Conran 24/02/2006 9:21:21 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

PointAddis4877
Family Cylichnidae
Name Tornatina sp. 1
Photograph details Point Addis 6/02/2005 7:49:26 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Philinidae
Name Philine angasi
Distribution Southern Aust-NZ
Photograph details Rosebud Pier 20/01/2001 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Philinidae
Name Philine sp. 1
Notes San Remo +
Distribution NSW-VIC-WA
Photograph details Portland - Saxon Reef 24/02/2007 8:38:02 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Philinidae
Name Philine sp. 2
Notes eg Flinders, Pt Franklin (nr C. Otway)
Photograph details Portland - Anderson Point 23/02/2007 3:33:57 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Aglajidae
Name Melanochlamys queritor
Distribution Vic
Photograph details Inverloch - Eagles Nest 25/03/2007 5:49:27 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Aglajidae
Name Noalda exigua
Photograph details Portland - Anderson Point 23/02/2007 3:16:20 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Bullidae
Name Bulla quoyii
Photograph details Port Welshpool 13/03/2004 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Haminoeidae
Name Haminoea maugeansis
Distribution SA-Vic-Tas
Photograph details Inverloch - Cape Paterson 23/03/2007 4:06:58 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Haminoeidae
Name Liloa brevis
Distribution WA-SA-VIC-NSW-TAS
Photograph details Clifton Springs 11/01/1998 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Diaphanidae
Name Colpodaspis sp. 2
Photograph details Portland - Anderson Point 26/02/2007 3:02:52 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Runcinidae
Name Runcina sp. 1
Distribution Vic
Photograph details Inverloch - Eagles Nest 25/03/2007 10:30:53 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

CapeBridgewater2190
Family Ilbiidae
Name Ilbia ilbi
Photograph details Portland - Lee Breakwater 25/02/2007 9:12:10 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

PointAnderson1578
Family Volvatellidae
Name Ascobulla fischeri
Photograph details Portland - Anderson Point 23/02/2007 5:15:41 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Oxynoidae
Name Roburnella wilsoni
Photograph details Cape Paterson 17/02/2001 Photographed by Leon Altoff
This is about the 5th specimen of this species ever found. This and following species is a Sacoglossan; a slug that sucks the sap of seaweeds.

 

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Family Juliidae
Name Edenttellina typica
Photograph details Cape Paterson 17/02/2001 Photographed by Leon Altoff
Commonly called Bivalve-Gastropods, for reasons which should be obvious! This is the striped species

 

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Family Juliidae
Name Midorigai australis
Photograph details Cape Paterson 17/02/2001 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Juliidae
Name Tamanovalva babai
Photograph details Point Cook 20/02/1999 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

PointLonsdale0459
Family Plakobranchidae
Name Elysia coodgeensis
Photograph details Point Lonsdale 2/07/2006 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

PointLonsdale0479
Family Plakobranchidae
Name Elysia furvacauda
Distribution Vic-SA
Photograph details Point Lonsdale 2/07/2006 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

PointAnderson2510
Family Plakobranchidae
Name Elysia sp. 1
Photograph details Portland - Anderson Point 26/02/2007 4:16:57 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Caliphyllidae
Name Polybranchia pallens
Photograph details Blanket Bay, Pt Lewis 18/03/2001 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Limapontiidae
Name Aplysiopsis formosa
Photograph details Portsea 9/02/2002 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

PointAddis4784
Family Limapontiidae
Name Ercolania margaritae
Distribution Vic-Tas
Photograph details Point Addis 5/02/2005 3:02:50 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

PointLonsdale0749
Family Limapontiidae
Name Ercolania sp. 4
Photograph details Point Lonsdale 2/07/2006 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Limapontiidae
Name Hermaea sp. 1
Photograph details Breamlea 31/12/2001 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

PointNepean0711
Family Limapontiidae
Name Placida dendritica
Distribution Cosmopolitan
Photograph details Point Nepean 29/01/2007 7:35:50 AM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

7011
Family Limapontiidae
Name Stiliger smaragdinus
Photograph details Kitty Miller Bay 15/12/2001 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Aplysiidae
Name Aplysia juliana
Distribution Cosmopolitan
Photograph details Griffith Is 4/04/1998 Photographed by Leon Altoff
At the top right you can see ink being squirted by the Sea Hare. The animal was sitting in shallow water on a very hot day and wasn't happy about a camera flash!

 

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Family Aplysiidae
Name Aplysia parvula
Distribution Cosmopolitan
Photograph details Flinders - Mushroom Reef 7/11/1998 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

West Cape - Cape Conran7628
Family Aplysiidae
Name Aplysia sowerbyi
Photograph details West Cape - Cape Conran 28/02/2006 10:01:46 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

West Cape  - Cape Conran0325
Family Aplysiidae
Name Aplysia sp. cf parvula
Notes Similar to A parvula but no black line.
Photograph details West Cape - Cape Conran 1/03/2006 10:16:00 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

East Cape - Cape Conran7208
Family Aplysiidae
Name Dolabrifera brazieri
Photograph details East Cape - Cape Conran 26/02/2006 9:39:39 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Tylodinidae
Name Tylodina corticalis
Photograph details Cape Paterson 16/02/1997 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Pleurobranchidae
Name Berthella medietas
Distribution Vic-SA-Vic
Photograph details Ricketts Point- Port Phillip Bay 26/03/2000 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Pleurobranchidae
Name Pleurobranchaea maculata
Distribution NSW-Vic-Tas-SA
Photograph details Port Fairy 26/02/2000 Photographed by Leon Altoff
Clearly shows the gills.

 

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Family Goniodorididae
Name Ancula sp. 1
Notes White
Photograph details Skenes Creek 16/03/2001 Photographed by Leon Altoff
It is a deformed slug - it has only one rhinophore!

 

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Family Goniodorididae
Name Okenia echinata
Photograph details Inverloch - Eagles Nest 25/03/2007 10:48:50 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

CapeBridgewater2201
Family Goniodorididae
Name Trapania benni
Photograph details Portland - Cape Bridgewater 25/02/2007 9:18:25 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

YellowRockPortland1863
Family Onchidorididae
Name Corambe sp.
Photograph details Portland - Yellow Rock 24/02/2007 4:05:55 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

CapeBridgewater1411
Family Onchidorididae
Name Onchidoris maugeansis
Distribution Vic
Photograph details Portland - Cape Bridgewater 23/02/2007 2:43:24 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Polyceridae
Name Crimora multidigitalis
Notes Prev. in Triophidae
Distribution Vic-WA
Photograph details Portland - Cape Bridgewater 25/02/2007 9:37:46 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Polyceridae
Name Polycera parvula
Distribution Vic, NSW
Photograph details Point Lonsdale 2/07/2006 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Polyceridae
Name Tambja sp. 2
Photograph details Airey's Inlet - Table Rock 4/02/2006 12:10:50 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

PointNepean0724
Family Gymnodorididae
Name Paliolla cooki
Distribution NSW-Vic-SA-Tas
Photograph details Point Nepean 29/01/2007 7:45:33 AM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Aegiridae
Name Aegires exeches
Photograph details Portland - Cape Bridgewater 25/02/2007 9:14:46 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

CapeBridgewater2279
Family Vayssiereidae
Name Vayssierea caledonica
Distribution Vic, NSW, Qld
Photograph details Portland - Cape Bridgewater 25/02/2007 9:54:34 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Dendrodorididae
Name Dendrodoris arborescens
Distribution Indo-Pacific
Photograph details Earimil Beach, Mt Eliza 24/01/1999 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

CapeBridgewater2312
Family Dendrodorididae
Name Dendrodoris maugeana
Distribution WA, Vic, Tas
Photograph details Portland - Cape Bridgewater 25/02/2007 10:28:22 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Dendrodorididae
Name Dendrodoris nigra
Notes Smoky grey
Photograph details Inverloch - Town Centre 26/03/2007 9:56:43 AM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Dendrodorididae
Name Doriopsilla carneola
Distribution WA-SA-Vic-NSW-Tas
Photograph details Clelands Bight 25/01/2004 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Actinocyclidae
Name Hallaxa michaeli
Notes Not indecora (Bergh, 1905) - an Indonesian sp.
Photograph details Inverloch - Cape Paterson 23/03/2007 6:01:26 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Actinocyclidae
Name Hallaxa sp. 3 25.3.07
Photograph details Inverloch - Eagles Nest 25/03/2007 3:45:41 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Chromodorididae
Name Ceratosoma brevicaudatum
Distribution WA-SA-Vic-NSW-Tas
Photograph details Portland - Cape Bridgewater 25/02/2007 10:59:04 AM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Chromodorididae
Name Chromodoris alternata
Distribution Vic-Tas-SA-WA
Photograph details Ricketts Point- Port Phillip Bay 26/03/2000 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Chromodorididae
Name Chromodoris ambigua
Photograph details Flat Rocks 16/02/2001 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Chromodorididae
Name Chromodoris tasmaniensis
Distribution NSW-Vic-SA-Tas
Photograph details Point Danger -Torquay 14/12/2000 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Chromodorididae
Name Chromodoris tinctoria
Photograph details Inverloch - Town Centre 26/03/2007 12:25:41 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Chromodorididae
Name Digidentis perplexa
Photograph details Barwon Heads 5/12/1998 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Chromodorididae
Name Noumea haliclona
Distribution NSW-Vic-Tas-SA
Photograph details Settlement Point 22/01/2000 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Dorididae
Name Aphelodoris rossquicki
Distribution Vic
Photograph details Pt Leo 3/02/2001 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Dorididae
Name Doris cameroni
Distribution NSW-Vic-Tas-SA-WA
Photograph details Skenes Creek 16/03/2001 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Discodorididae
Name Hoplodoris nodulosa
Distribution NSW-Vic-SA-WA-Tas
Photograph details Ricketts Point- Port Phillip Bay 26/03/2000 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Discodorididae
Name Jorunna hartleyi
Distribution Vic-SA
Photograph details Barwon Heads 5/12/1998 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Discodorididae
Name Jorunna pantherina
Photograph details 3km West Airport turnoff Mallacoota 5/03/2002 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Discodorididae
Name Paradoris dubia
Distribution Vic-SA-Tas
Photograph details Kitty Miller Bay 15/12/2001 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Discodorididae
Name Rostanga australis
Photograph details Kitty Miller Bay 15/12/2001 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Discodorididae
Name Rostanga calumus
Notes Anagram of NZ "muscula" (close relation). "arbutus" is NSW only.
Distribution Vic-NSW-SA
Photograph details Barwon Heads 5/12/1998 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Tritoniidae
Name Tritonia sp. 1
Notes Kitty Miller Bay, San Remo
Photograph details Portland - Saxon Reef 24/02/2007 2:38:06 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Tethydidae
Name Melibe australis
Photograph details Point Leo 19/01/2004 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Tethydidae
Name Melibe maugeana
Distribution Vic-SA-Tas
Photograph details Point Leo 19/01/2004 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Tethydidae
Name Melibe sp. 1
Photograph details Point Danger -Torquay 14/12/2000 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Zephyrinidae
Name Janolus sp. 1
Notes NSW, VIC, TAS, SA. Prev. Antiopella sp.
Photograph details Point Nepean 28/01/2007 8:39:55 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Zephyrinidae
Name Janolus sp. 6 25.3.07
Photograph details Inverloch - Eagles Nest 25/03/2007 3:29:20 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Madrellidae
Name Madrella sanguinea
Distribution NSW-Vic-SA-WA-Tas
Photograph details Blanket Bay, Pt Lewis 18/03/2001 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Flabellinidae
Name Flabellina poenicia
Distribution SA-Vic-NSW-Tas
Photograph details Breamlea 31/12/2001 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Flabellinidae
Name Flabellina rubrolineata
Photograph details Airey's Inlet - Table Rock 4/02/2006 11:37:33 AM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Flabellinidae
Name Flabellina sp. 2
Distribution Vic-SA-WA-TAS
Photograph details Point Leo 19/01/2004 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Eubranchidae
Name Eubranchus sp. 6
Photograph details Popes Eye - PPB 20/05/2006 10:34:34 AM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Aeolidiidae
Name Spurilla macleayi
Distribution NSW-Vic-SA-Tas
Photograph details Kitty Miller Bay 8/02/1998 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Facelinidae
Name Austraeolis ornata
Distribution Qld-NSW-Vic-SA-WA-Tas
Photograph details Flinders - Mushroom Reef 14/03/2005 7:35:18 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Facelinidae
Name Facelina hartleyi
Distribution Vic
Photograph details Portland - Anderson Point 26/02/2007 3:19:43 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Facelinidae
Name Favorinus sp. 1
Notes Name updated Burn 2007, 2008; pers. comm.
Distribution Vic
Photograph details Portland - Lee Breakwater 25/02/2007 11:36:36 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

CapePaterson2713
Family Facelinidae
Name Phyllodesmium macphersonae
Distribution Vic-SA-WA
Photograph details Inverloch - Cape Paterson 23/03/2007 4:31:08 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

CapeBridgewater2282
Family Facelinidae
Name Phyllodesmium serratum
Distribution NSW-Vic-Indo-Pacific
Photograph details Portland - Cape Bridgewater 25/02/2007 9:59:22 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Tergipedidae
Name Trinchesia anulata
Photograph details Point Addis 5/02/2005 3:16:57 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

PointAddis4816
Family Tergipedidae
Name Trinchesia catachroma
Photograph details Point Addis 5/02/2005 3:23:22 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

CapePaterson2785
Family Tergipedidae
Name Trinchesia sp. 16 23.3.07, 21.4.07
Photograph details Inverloch - Cape Paterson 23/03/2007 6:06:42 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

TableRock6832
Family Tergipedidae
Name Trinchesia sp. 2
Notes Pt Lonsdale 2000, Torquay 1999/2000
Photograph details Airey's Inlet - Table Rock 4/02/2006 12:32:59 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Tergipedidae
Name Trinchesia sp. 3
Distribution Vic-SA
Photograph details Point Danger -Torquay 14/12/2000 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

TableRock6763
Family Tergipedidae
Name Trinchesia thelmae
Distribution Vic
Photograph details Airey's Inlet - Table Rock 4/02/2006 10:03:54 AM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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