May 20, 2010
From: Gary Cobb
Concerning message #23150:
Hi Bill and everyone!
Well it was going to a great day so we headed off to Moreton Island and Flinders Reef. After a couple dives there we usually head to Bulwer Beach and have lunch. While there we jumped in and did some sieving and searching for nudibranchs. I did find Cerberilla incola scooting along the white sand. This animal made no attempts at burying itself. And so i share the photos with you to update your distribution. This brings our total of finds to 422!
Locality: Moreton Island, 2.5 m depth, Queensland Australia, Pacific Ocean, 15 May 2010, Subtidal about 30 m from shore. Length: 11 mm. Photographer: Gary Cobb.
email@example.comCobb, G.C., 2010 (May 20) Cerberilla incola from sthn Queensland. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/23659
Thanks for this record. It seems to suggest we have to add an orange-yellow band on the anterior end of the head and yellowish tips to the oral tentacles, as possible colour characters of this species. It is an interesting, but not unique example, of a species we initially thought was a temperate endemic from the fringe of the tropical Indo-West Pacific, turns out to have a widepread tropical/subtropical range.