Ardeadoris rubroannulata (Rudman, 1986)


Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from northern New South Wales and southern Queensland, Lord Howe Island and New Caledonia.

Ecological Notes: 

Found on reef between 6 and 30 m depth. Feeds on sponges.

Additional Notes: 

This spectacular dorid has a yellowish mantle with distinctive yellow and white bands on the undulating margins, separated by a thin red band. Lays white egg ribbons. Grows up to 70 mm.


Gary Cobb, David Mullins, Nudibranchs Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition, 2015. Publishers Thomas Slone, Masalai Press and Tim Hochgrebe, Underwater Australasia. p.111.

Australian Museum, Sea Slug Forum. Accessed 14/07/18.