Cadlinella ornatissima from sthrn Queensland

November 7, 2008
From: Gary Cobb

Hi Bill and everyone!
Please find 3 photos of different animals of Cadlinella ornatissima. Allthough not too common here, it is still found quite often, including today.

Locality: Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, 16 m, Queensland, Australia, Pacific Ocean, 12 October 08, Subtidal. Length: 20 mm. Photographer: Gary Cobb.


Cobb, G.C., 2008 (Nov 7) Cadlinella ornatissima from sthrn Queensland. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Gary,

I don't suppose I need to say it, but it would be great to find this species feeding. In Scott Johnson's message today [#22007] on Cadlinella subornatissima I discuss the mantle glands in both species. Your photo alongside shows the arrangemnt in C. ornatissima very well so I have included a closer view labelling the three gland types. In a  band right at the mantle edge are scattered small single glands [1]. Inside them there are aggregations of slightly larger single glands [2]; and further in are a row of very large compound glands [3] which can form a raised tubercle on the dorsal side but seem to open ventrally.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2008 (Nov 7). Comment on Cadlinella ornatissima from sthrn Queensland by Gary Cobb. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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