Re: Kalinga ornata

November 18, 1999
From: Richard Willan

Dear Bill,

Concerning Ann's Kalinga message. You are welcome to use my picture of Kalinga on the Sea Slug Forum.

It was only just alive when photographed. I was lucky to discover 18 moribund animals washing around in the surf on Currumbin Beach [southern Queensland]during a storm in January 1982. Just this one was sufficiently "lively" to be taken back to Brisbane and photographed that night, but it was dead by the next morning. It measured 95 mm extended crawling length. I often wonder what Kalinga feeds on, and how it gets its food.



Willan, R., 1999 (Nov 18) Re: Kalinga ornata. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Richard,
It's the most 'alive' looking photo I have seen. Usually I am given a photo like Ann's of a washed up animal, which clearly doesn't do these animals justice.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 1999 (Nov 18). Comment on Re: Kalinga ornata by Richard Willan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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