Southeastern Australia from New South Wales to South Australia.
UPPER, LOWER RIGHT: 20mm long, Fly Point, Port Stephens, New South Wales, October 1986.
LOWER LEFT: 5mm long juvenile on hydroid colony, southern tip of Yorke Peninsula, South Australia, February 1985. PHOTOS: Bill Rudman.
The cerata have a deep orange-red subapical band on cerata and digestive gland duct is usually orange or yellow. The cnidosac is opaque white. The body is translucent clear sometimes with a purplish tinge, and the bright purple jaw plates show through as a large purple spot on each side of the head. The upper half of the rhinophores have papillae on the posterior side, though these can be absent in juveniles.
• Burn, R. (1957). On some Opisthobranchia from from Victoria. Journ. Malac. Soc. Australasia, 1: 11-29, pls. 1-3
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (July 15) Flabellina poenicia (Burn, 1957). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/flabpoen
Flabellina poenicia from Botany Bay, Sydney
From: Roxanne Fea, May 25, 2007
Aeolid from South Australia
From: John Chuk, June 25, 2001
Flabellina poenicia? from South Australia
From: John Chuk, June 14, 2001
Hello & please a photo of Flabellina poenicia
From: Sandra Millen, August 27, 1999