Dorid from Fly Point, Nelson Bay - Australia

December 11, 2002
From: Dave Harasti

Hi Bill,
I am having difficulty identifying this species. I found the animal on a night dive at Fly Point, Nelson Bay, NSW - Australia in November 2002 in about 10 metres of water.

A friend of mine thought it be Doris cameroni but I'm not so sure. I would love some assistance in the ID.

Harasti, D., 2002 (Dec 11) Dorid from Fly Point, Nelson Bay - Australia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Dave,
This is Discodoris lilacina. I thought at first that the 'structure' at the bottom right of the photo was the gills, but I think it is an anemone.
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2002 (Dec 11). Comment on Dorid from Fly Point, Nelson Bay - Australia by Dave Harasti. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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