Doriopsilla miniata (Alder and Hancock, 1864)
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.
Found inter-tidally and to 20m depth on rocky reef.
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.