Dermatobranchus sp. (van Hasselt, 1824.)

Distribution: 

Unknown status in the Solitary Island Marine Park. The Family may be found throughout coastal Australia and the wider tropical Pacific region.

Ecological Notes: 

Members of this Family known to feed on sea pens and the soft coral Dendronephthya sp. Depth to at least 35 m.

Additional Notes: 

Family has many undescribed members, undescribed specimen pictured discovered in shallow subtidal area, length approximately 10 mm.

References: 

Gary Cobb, David Mullins, Nudibranchs Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition, 2015. Publishers Thomas Slone, Masalai Press and Tim Hochgrebe, Underwater Australasia. pp. 100 - 105.