Notodoris minor (Eliot, 1904)

Notodoris minor
Notodoris minor
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Sunday, 13 August 2006
Location: 
NW Solitary Island
Depth: 
17m
Distribution:

Relatively uncommon in the Solitary Island Marine Park. Known from East Africa to the Solomon Islands, Indonesia, New Guinea, and the Philippines. In Australia known from the east coast of Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Ecological Notes:

Frequents reef slopes, feeds on yellow calcareous sponges Leucetta primigenia and Pericharax heterographis. Depth range from 3 to at least 24 m.

Additional Notes:

Lays a bright yellow ribbon shaped egg mass. Has similar base colouration to Notodoris gardineri but with black spots and lines rather than blotches. Grows to 14 cm.

References:

Gary Cobb, David Mullins, Nudibranchs Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition, 2015. Publishers Thomas Slone, Masalai Press and Tim Hochgrebe, Underwater Australasia. p.90.

Australian Museum, Sea Slug Forum. http://www.seaslugforum.net/showall/notomino. Accessed 14/07/18.