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Sea slug / Sea hare / NudibranchSagaminopteron ornatum

Unnamed at Batemans Marine Park

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Sagaminopteron ornatum at Batemans Marine Park - 21 Jan 2019
Sagaminopteron ornatum at Batemans Marine Park - 21 Jan 2019

Identification history

Sea slug / Sea hare / Nudibranch Sagaminopteron ornatum 25 Jan 2019 matt.nimbs
Sagaminopteron ornatum 23 Jan 2019 matt.nimbs
Sagaminopteron ornatum 22 Jan 2019 HelenR

Author's notes

tiny purple sea slug found at Rosedale. Seen swimming by rocks at low tide. Exquisite.


libbyh wrote:
   27 Jan 2019
I think this might be Sagaminopteron ornatum which is apparently a bubble snail? Its lovely Helen whatever it is.
HelenR wrote:
   27 Jan 2019
Thanks Libby, I couldn't believe the colours when my husband showed me and it was so small I found it hard to photo. We saw it swimming which was amazing.
libbyh wrote:
   28 Jan 2019
We have discovered that several of the Sea slugs swim. Liz and I found an Aplysia extraordinaria which is a big sea hare, swimming in Tanja lagoon, and now LynB has just photographed an Aplysia sydneyensis swimming in Burrill Lake - have a look on your NatureMapr Sea slugs sightings. Your little one is another exquisite example - aren't they all fantastic!

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 21 Jan 2019 2:59 PM Recorded on
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