Bornella hermanni (Angas, 1864)

Bornella hermanni
Bornella hermanni
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Friday, 17 April 2015
Location: 
Jones Point, Wooli
Depth: 
1m
Distribution:

Possibly common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distribution through the Indo-West Pacific region generally. Recorded from Jervis Bay and Twofold Bay in southern New South Wales.

Ecological Notes:

Known to feed on hydroids, usually found in shallow intertidal waters on rocky shores. 

Additional Notes:

Specimen pictured, around 10 mm long, found in rock pool. Recognised by the reticulated pattern across the body, rhinophores and cerrata. Small size and preferred habitat ensures this species not often encountered.

References:

Matt J. Nimbs, Stephen D.A. Smith, An Illustrated Inventory of the Sea Slugs of New South Wales, Australia (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia). The Royal Society of Victoria, 128, 44-113, 2016 10.1071/RS16011. CSIRO Publishing. p.80.