Re: Cadlinella ornatissima

December 22, 1998
From: Stephanie A. Clark

Dear Bill

I was browsing through the recent messages and I was a note about Cadlinella being found in Sydney. Well this prompted my memory and I pulled out my diary as I recall collecting this species down at Bass Point.

Sure enough I found my record I found it on the 15 Jan 1989 at a dive spot known as the Gutter, at Bass Point, NSW (Approximately 100km south of Sydney). It was at 14m and I think it was on a sponge but that is testing memory just a little to much.

So I hope you and others who browse this site will continue to look out for this great looking species.



Clark, S.A., 1998 (Dec 22) Re: Cadlinella ornatissima. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Stephanie,
Any records gratefully received. It is interesting how it is possible to find tropical species as far south as Green Cape on the southern border of New South Wales. It seems the geography of the coast makes this on of the few examples where political borders and biological boundaries coincide.
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 1998 (Dec 22). Comment on Re: Cadlinella ornatissima by Stephanie A. Clark. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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