July 20, 2005
From: Gary Cobb
I thought you and the readers might be interested in a find we made on the weekend at Old Woman Island Queensland Australia, North Reef. When I turned over the small coral encrusted rock I spotted what appeared to be a cowrie. After looking around the surface, two rhinophores popped up! I noticed the band of tubercles in front of the gills. This is Dendrodoris coronata. I see there is not much written about this beautiful animal.
Locality: Old Woman Island - North Reef, Queensland, Australia. Depth: 7 m. Length: 35 mm. 16 July 2005. subtidal. Photographer: Gary Cobb
Is this a new record for this area?
Cobb, Gary, 2005 (Jul 20) Dendrodoris coronata in Southern Queensland. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/14284
It's always nice to get a record of this species. I say on the Fact Sheet that I think it resembles a cowry so its nice to see someone else sees the resemblance. Without checking all my records I can't say whether it has been recorded from your neck of the woods, but I have found it in New South Wales and the Great Barrier Reef.