Species Index

Doris chrysoderma
(Angas, 1864)

Distribution: Relatively common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Found in temperate waters around the southern coastline of Australia from Western Australia to northern New South Wales on east coast, and including Tasmania.

Ecological Notes: Depth range to 50 m, known to feed on sponges.

Additional Notes: The whole animal, including rhinophores and gills, is pale to bright yellow, always with rounded white or pale yellow tipped pustules. Gills are retracted in specimen photographed. Grows to 30 mm.

References: Robert Burn, 2015. Museum Victoria Field Guides: Nudibranchs and related molluscs. Museum Victoria, Melbourne. pp.152-3.

Gary Cobb, David Mullins, Nudibranchs Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition, 2015. Publishers Thomas Slone, Masalai Press and Tim Hochgrebe, Underwater Australasia. p.203.

Atlas of Living Australia website at Accessed 08/09/2018.