Goniodoridella sp. 2

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Goniodorididae


Known from Great Barrier Reef, Queensland and Guam (Marshall & Willan, 1999).


Locality: Heron Island, Intertidal, Queensland, Pacific, December 1995, Intertidal. Length: 3 mm. Photographer: Julie Marshall.

White with yellow tip to posterior end of the foot, the tips of the two extrabranchial processes and the anterior corners of the foot. The rhinophore clubs are yellow basally but darken towards the tip to a blackish brown. The gills are rudimentary consistening of small basal buds.

Known only from a few small specimens 2.5 to 3 mm in length from under dead coral slabs at the reef crest.

  • Marshall, J. G. & Willan, R. C. (1999) Nudibranchs of Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef. A survey of the Opisthobranchia (Sea Slugs) of Heron and Wistari Reefs. Leiden: Backhuys Publishers. [pp 65-66; Fig 107]
Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2009 (January 22) Goniodoridella sp. 2 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/goniodsp2

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