Glossodoris angasi
Rudman, 1986

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


Known only from intertidal and sublittoral waters of New South Wales.


Showing range in colour of mantle border.
•C132936 - Minnie Waters, nthn New South Wales, intertidal, March 1982, 35, 42mm long, Paratypes.

  • C149574 - Woodchip jetty, East Boyd, Two-Fold Bay, Eden, sthn New South Wales, March, 1988. 18mm long alive.
  • C155725 - Solitary Ids, Coffs Harbour, nthn New South Wales, 15m. March 1988. 20mm long.
    Photos: Bill Rudman.

    Sinilar in colour to Glossodoris atromarginata it differs in having a much softer body and wider mantle skirt. The mantle glands are easily seen as an irregular opaque white band near the mantle edge. The mantle is bordered by a thin line which varies in colour from black and dark brown to a pale pinkish brown. The rhinophore stalj is translucent white and the club is black with a thin whitish line up the anterior midline. The simple gills are translucent white with a black dusting along the edges, especially in the upper half to one-third. In some animals the whole upper third of each gill is dusted with black. The gills move rhythmically. It grows up to 45mm long.

    • Rudman, W.B. (1986) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: the genus Glossodoris Ehrenberg (=Casella, H.& A. Adams). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 86: 101-184.

    Authorship details
    Rudman, W.B., 2001 (August 22) Glossodoris angasi Rudman, 1986. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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