Doriopsilla miniata (Alder and Hancock, 1864)

Photographer: 
Steve Smith
Date: 
Wednesday, 1 January 1997
Location: 
Arrawarra Headland
Photographer: 
Daphne Gentle
Date: 
Sunday, 1 January 1989
Location: 
Split Solitary Island
Depth: 
15m
Distribution:

Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific region, Sth Africa, India, Hong Kong and north to Japan. Recorded from Western Australia, Queensland, and Victoria. In NSW records from Byron Bay and Sydney.

Ecological Notes:

Found inter-tidally and to 20m depth on rocky reef.

Additional Notes:

This dorid may vary in colour from pale yellow or orange to brick red.The translucent mantle with its vivid white veins appears rough textured and has a peppery unpleasant taste. The ribbon egg mass is bright orange or red in colour. Grows to 30mm.

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