December 8, 2001
From: Craig Lebens
Found this recently and can't identify it in any of my books. Any ideas as I've never seen it down here on the south coast although we have been seeing lots of things down here the last 12 months that shouldn't be down here.
[Bremer Bay, south west corner of Western Australia, 7 meters.
Keep blowing bubbles
firstname.lastname@example.orgLebens, C., 2001 (Dec 8) Nudibranch from Bremer Bay, Western Australia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/5776
I am pretty sure this is Noumea norba but this is one of a group of similarly coloured species that sometimes need to be checked anatomically to be sure of their identity. See the Noumea purpurea Colour Group Page to compare this species with others of similar colour. The other posssibility is Noumea varians but that species has a very narrow mantle skirt and I think from your photos that the skirt is reasonably wide in your animal.
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