Aglajid from southern Queensland

October 15, 2005
From: Gary Cobb

Hi Bill,
Attached are pics I took of what appears to be some kind of Chelidonura found intertidally off Mooloolaba. Can you ID this beautiful animal? I have never seen it before. It was found in a shallow crack holding water on a dry rock platform 2m from shore!

Locality:  Alexandra Headland, Mooloolaba, sthn Queensland, Australia. Length: 30mm, 04 October 2005. Intertidal. Photographer: Gary Cobb

Gary Cobb

Cobb, G., 2005 (Oct 15) Aglajid from southern Queensland. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Gary,
I am pretty sure this is a colour form of  Chelidonura fulvipunctata. It normally has a distinctive white W mark on the head, but in your animal, which is so light in colour, the mark is not easy to make out. Its long thin tapering left 'tail' is also quite distinctive.  Bob Burn (1966) described it from Coolangatta, sthn Qld as C. conformata.  
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2005 (Oct 15). Comment on Aglajid from southern Queensland by Gary Cobb. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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