Ardeadoris rubroannulata (Rudman, 1986)

Ardeadoris rubroannulata
Ardeadoris rubroannulata
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Sunday, 10 December 2006
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
18m
Ardeadoris rubroannulata
Ardeadoris rubroannulata
Photographer: 
Kate Shaw
Date: 
Friday, 4 March 2016
Location: 
N W Solitary Is.
Depth: 
12m
Distribution:

Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from northern New South Wales and southern Queensland, Lord Howe Island and New Caledonia.

Ecological Notes:

Found on reef between 6 and 30 m depth. Feeds on sponges.

Additional Notes:

This spectacular dorid has a yellowish mantle with distinctive yellow and white bands on the undulating margins, separated by a thin red band. Lays white egg ribbons. Grows up to 70 mm.

References:

Gary Cobb, David Mullins, Nudibranchs Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition, 2015. Publishers Thomas Slone, Masalai Press and Tim Hochgrebe, Underwater Australasia. p.111.

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