Baeolidia moebii (Bergh, 1888)

Baeolidia moebii
Baeolidia moebii
Photographer: 
C Buchanan
Location: 
Sth Solitary Island
Depth: 
21m
Distribution:

Not common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from Seychelles and Tanzania, Japan, tropical North America, Hawaiian Islands and Australia.

Ecological Notes:

Frequents shallower waters in algal beds. Depth range 1 to 5 metres usually, specimen in photo at depth of 15 m.

Additional Notes:

Preys upon sea anemones, particularly genera Aiptasia and Boloceroides. Previously identified as Spurilla major. Grows to 50 mm.

References:

Australian Museum, Sea Slug Forum. http://www.seaslugforum.net/message/2262. Accessed 17/07/18.

Gary Cobb, David Mullins, Nudibranchs Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition, 2015. Publishers Thomas Slone, Masalai Press and Tim Hochgrebe, Underwater Australasia. p.93.