Cadlina tasmanica
Rudman, 1990

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


Known only from Tasmania, Australia


Holotype. Bicheno, Tasmania, Australia 21 Sept 1986. AM C151175 Photo: G. Close

The ovate mantle completely covers the body except for the posterior tip of the foot. The oral tentacles are small triangular lobes. The simple gills form a circle around the anus. Scattered opaque granules throughout the mantle probably represent mantle glands. The mantle is translucent white with small opaque white granules scattered all over. There are also scattered lemon yellow granules, twice the size of the white granules, and the edge of the mantle has a thin lemon yellow line. The foot is translucent white and also has a thin yellow border. The gills and rhinophores are translucent white.

  • Rudman, W.B. (1990) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: further species of Glossodoris, Thorunna and the Chromodoris aureomarginata colour group. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 100(3): 263-326.
Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2010 (June 4) Cadlina tasmanica Rudman, 1990. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from