Cadlinella subornatissima from South Korea

December 14, 2006
From: Dong Bum Koh

Dear Bill,

This is a photo of what I think is Cadlinella subornatissima at Jeju island from South Korea.

Locality: Bum islet. Jeju island, -33m, South Korea, Pacific, 19 September 2006, Length: approx. 20 mm. Photographer: Dong Bum Koh.

Best regards,
Dong Bum Koh

Dear Koh,
This certainly fits Baba's description of the species. There are so few records of this species since its naming 10 years ago, that every new one is very valuable.

I have prepared a Fact Sheet for it and also one for Cadlinella hirsuta, the third known species in the genus, which I described in 1995.

  • Baba, K. (1996). Description of a new species of Cadlinella (Nudibranchia: Chromodorididae) from Japan. Japanese Journal of Malacology, (4) 55: 265–271

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2006 (Dec 14). Comment on Cadlinella subornatissima from South Korea by Dong Bum Koh. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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