Jason mirabilis
Miller, 1974

Family: Glaucidae


Found throughout New Zealand between 3 and 40 metres.


Poor Knights Islands, northeastern New Zealand. Grows to about 55mm. On Solanderia ramosa, the hydroid on which it feeds. PHOTO: Diane Armstrong.

This brilliantly coloured aeolid is found feeding only on the hydroid Solanderia ramosa. Ross Armstrong has also seen it on the coast and at the entrance to Whangarei Harbour.

• Miller, M.C. (1974) Aeolid nudibranchs (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) of the family Glaucidae from New Zealand waters. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 54: 33-61.
• Willan, R.C. & Coleman, N. (1984). Nudibranchs of Australasia. Australian Marine Photographic Index: Sydney.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1998 (December 12) Jason mirabilis Miller, 1974. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/jasomira

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