Species Index

Goniobranchus loringi
(Angas, 1864)

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to Australia, where it is found on the east coast from Coffs Harbour in the north, south to around Eden in southern New South Wales.

Ecological Notes: Uncommon throughout its range, frequents rocky reef to a depth of at least 25 m.

Additional Notes: Pinkish blue body with red dots and mantle with white margin with yellow submarginal band which does not continue around the front of the mantle. Yellow rhinophores, translucent gills with pinkish blue edging. Similar Hypselodoris bennetti is more blue in colour, has no white mantle margin, and has translucent gills and rhinophores of similar colour.  

References: Gary Cobb, David Mullins, Nudibranchs Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition, 2015. Publishers Thomas Slone, Masalai Press and Tim Hochgrebe, Underwater Australasia. p.138.

Atlas of Living Australia at Accessed 25/01/2019.

Australian Museum, Sea Slug Forum. Accessed 25/01/2019.