Noumea haliclona from Port Stephens

February 16, 2004
From: David & Leanne Atkinson

Dear Bill,
To accompany our other message [#12223] here is a photo of a single individual travelling on sandy bottom of the same species we found a few weeks later.

Fly Point Sponge Gardens, Marine Reserve, Port Stephens, NSW, Australia
Date: 8.02.04 Time: 11:00am Tide: High 10:30am
Water Temperature: 17 degrees celcius
Nudibranch size: 5mm Depth: 6m

Thanks for your help,
David & Leanne Atkinson

David & Leanne Atkinson, D .& L., 2004 (Feb 16) Noumea haliclona from Port Stephens. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear David & Leanne,
Yes this is one of the New South Wales colour forms of Noumea haliclona. You can see a faint red smudge of the front of each rhinophore
Best wishes
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2004 (Feb 16). Comment on Noumea haliclona from Port Stephens by David & Leanne Atkinson. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


Noumea haliclona

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