Miamira magnifica (Eliot, 1910)

Miamira magnifica
Miamira magnifica
Photographer: 
John Williams
Date: 
Saturday, 1 January 2000
Location: 
Split Solitary Island
Depth: 
7m
Ceratosoma magnifica
Ceratosoma magnifica
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Sunday, 27 May 2012
Location: 
Woolgoolga Reef
Depth: 
8m
Miamira magnifica
Miamira magnifica
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Tuesday, 22 December 2015
Location: 
Split Solitary Island
Depth: 
14m
Additional Notes: 

Small juvenile (20mm long) pictured here.

Distribution:

Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Found throughout the Indo-West Pacific, but is not common. In Australia recorded from the east coast in southern Queensland, in NSW and at Lord Howe Island.

Ecological Notes:

Found from low tide to a depth of 30m on rocky reef. Feeds on sponges.

Additional Notes:

The striking markings, depth of body and large size make this dorid easily recognisable. Colours may vary through blue to purple. Grows to 80mm.