Facelina newcombi (Angas, 1864)


Possibly common in the Solitary Islands Marine Pak. Known from Angourie in northern New South Wales, through to Eden in southern New South Wales, and Victoria.

Ecological Notes: 

Specimen pictured discovered under rock in intertidal rock pool. Depth from intertidal to at least 6 m.

Additional Notes: 

Variable colouration but usually reddish brown or straw coloured. A reddish brown patch, edged in white, is often visible towards the midsection of the animal and the rhinophores usually have up to 4 or 5 ridges, or lamellae, apparent. The animal may also have a long tapering tail. Specimen pictured about 20 mm in length.


Australian Museum, Sea Slug Forum. http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/phidnewc. Accessed 08/09/2018.