April 5, 2001
From: Gareth Jones
I think this is Plocamopherus imperialis. I photographed it recently while diving on the Waikato wreck south of Tutukaka (northeastern New Zealand). 31m deep and water temp 19C.
email@example.comJones, G., 2001 (Apr 5) Plocamopherus imperialis from New Zealand. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/4128
Although not the 'first' record of Plocamopherus imperialis from northern New Zealand it is just as interesting as your Cadlinella find. Willan & Colman note that P. imperialis occurs in northern New Zealand and its good to see photos like yours and Ross Armstrong's to confirm the record.
Re: Plocamopherus imperialis feeding
From: Leanne and David Atkinson, March 18, 2009
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From: Leanne & David Atkinson, February 27, 2007
Plocamopherus imperialis from Sydney
From: Barbara Harvey, September 29, 2003
Plocamopherus imperialis? in Sydney
From: P.Zylstra & H.Rothenfluh, June 23, 2000
Plocamopherus imperialis from New Zealand
From: Ross Armstrong, December 21, 1998