Facelina newcombi (Angas, 1864)

Distribution: 

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.

References: 

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