Ceratosoma amoena

February 1, 2004
From: Mathew McGuire

Dear Dr Rudman,
I just wanted to write in to thank you,and all the contributors to the Sea Slug Forum, on such a wonderful site. It has been an invaluable source of information for a recent project on "slugs" and last weekend helped me in identifying a beautiful little Ceratosoma amoena, that I discovered in a shallow rock pool in the intertidal zone at Toowoon Bay, NSW. It measured about 25mm long and it's colour so vivid that it caught my eye from about 5 metres away. Disimilar from the photos on your page in that it didn't have any spots in the middle of its back, only the red spots around the mantle. I only wish I had a camera to share the image with all.


McGuire, M., 2004 (Feb 1) Ceratosoma amoena. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/12050

Dear Mat,
I'm glad you find the site useful. Ceratosoma amoena is one of those species which can now and then be found in shallow intertidal pools, although at this time of year the water in the pools tends to get a bit too warm on a sunny day
Best wishes
Bill Rudman


Ceratosoma amoenum

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