Limenandra ? from Indonesia

June 15, 2007
From: Ken Tucker

This photo was taken in the Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Dive site is known as Hairball, and photo was taken 25 Nov 2006. Unrecorded depth, perhaps 6 cm.

The resident dive guide says he has not seen before, other than my photos [approx 45]. Debelius has a photo of Limenandra nodosa, brown/cream, from Western Australia. Primary similarity to my photo is the large somewhat circular back pattern.

Locality: Lembeh Strait, Indonesia, 25 Nov 2006. Length: 6 cm. Photographer: Ken Tucker.

Ken Tucker

Tucker, Ken, 2007 (Jun 15) Limenandra ? from Indonesia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Ken,
This certainly looks like an aeolidiid of some sort although in Limenandra the ceratal rows are usually arranged in pairs. In length it reminds me of Pteraeolidia ianthina and in the way the base of the rhinophores are fused it reminds me of a species of Babakina. On balance I think it is a member of the Aeolidiidae, but I can't say much more.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2007 (Jun 15). Comment on Limenandra ? from Indonesia by Ken Tucker. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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