March 17, 2001
From: Erik Schloegl
I found this one, which I think is Mexichromis festiva, on rocky reef at a Sydney dive site called "The Colours" (just south of the entrance to Sydney Harbour)[New South Wales, Australia] on 18 February, 2001. The depth was approximately 25m, the water temperature was 22 C.
Erik.Schlogl@uts.edu.auSchloegl, E., 2001 (Mar 17) Mexichromis festiva from Sydney. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/3989
Yes this is Mexichromis festiva. This pretty little chromodorid was first described from Sydney in 1864 by George Angas, who was for a time employed at the Australian Museum. It was one of the first nudibranchs described from Australia.
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