Bulbaeolidia alba (Risbec, 1928)

Distribution: 

Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Circum-global distribution throughout warm waters. In Australia recorded from the southern Queensland and northern New South Wales coasts.

Ecological Notes: 

Frequents rocky reef and adjacent areas of sand and mud. Specimen shown photographed at a depth of 12 m.

Additional Notes: 

Creamy white in colour, with pale or yellowish rhinophores, each with two distinctive bulges. Usually the rhinophores are circled by a red line, and there is often a dark or red patch on the dorsal surface just behind the rhinophores, neither of which are clearly visible in this photograph. Moves with a characteristic rhythmic movement, grows to around 18 mm.

References: 

Gary Cobb, David Mullins, Nudibranchs Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition, 2015. Publishers Thomas Slone, Masalai Press and Tim Hochgrebe, Underwater Australasia. p.94.

Australian Museum, Sea Slug Forum. http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/aeolalba. Accessed 23/01/2019.