Ardeadoris averni (Rudman, 1985)


Probably rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from the Great Barrier Reef south as far as Sydney. Also recorded from the Philippines and New Guinea.

Ecological Notes: 

Found in shallower water on reef to a depth of 20 m. Feeds on sponges.

Additional Notes: 

This species is characterised by its brilliant red margins and white body. The depth of colour, frilliness and width of margin is variable. Lays a yellow egg ribbon. Grows to 30 mm.


Gary Cobb, David Mullins, Nudibranchs Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition, 2015. Publishers Thomas Slone, Masalai Press and Tim Hochgrebe, Underwater Australasia. p.109.