Baeolidia moebii (Bergh, 1888)

Distribution: 

Not common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from Seychelles and Tanzania, Japan, tropical North America, Hawaiian Islands and Australia.

Ecological Notes: 

Frequents shallower waters in algal beds. Depth range 1 to 5 metres usually, specimens in photos at depths of 15 m or shallower.

Additional Notes: 

Preys upon sea anemones, particularly genera Aiptasia and Boloceroides. Previously identified as Spurilla major. Grows to 50 mm.

References: 

Australian Museum, Sea Slug Forum. http://www.seaslugforum.net/message/2262. Accessed 17/07/18.

Gary Cobb, David Mullins, Nudibranchs Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition, 2015. Publishers Thomas Slone, Masalai Press and Tim Hochgrebe, Underwater Australasia. p.93.