July 1, 2001
From: Ron Greer
I found what I suspect is an Armina that I have been unable to ID. I found it at Little Beach (between Fly Point and Halifax Park in Port Stephens) at about 5m on a soft rubble and mud bottom at dusk. [New South Wales, Australia] The animal was about 6-8cm long.
Your assistance in an ID is appreciated.
firstname.lastname@example.orgGreer, R., 2001 (Jul 1) Armina from Port Stephens. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/4673
Yes it looks like a species of Armina but not one I am familiar with. Many species have a basic colour pattern of black and white longitudinal lines and it is possibly a species which normally has a thin black line running down each ridge. But even so I don't recognise it. It will be interesting to know if the species has become a regular resident in Port Stephens or whetjer it was a chance settlement of a tropical larva.
Can you give me a rough date please (month & year perhaps?)