December 5, 2003
From: Paul Osmond
Found this little guy (about 30mm from memory) on Flinders Reef in the Coral Sea in October 2003 off the coast of Queensland. He was in about 20 meters of water.
After much internal debate I believe it is most likely Phyllidiopsis sphingis, although I see no record off this species in the area.
Unfortunately he was not co-operating in allowing a good photo, so this is the best shot I got of him.
firstname.lastname@example.orgOsmond, P., 2003 (Dec 5) Phyllidiopsis sphingis from the Coral Sea?. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/11596
It certainly looks like Phyllidiopsis sphingis. It is known from Papua New Guinea, so finding it on the Great Barrier Reef is no great surprise, but it is good to be able to positively extend its known distribution.