Chelidonura inornata from Townsville, Australia

January 25, 2004
From: Paul Osmond

Dear Bill
We found several Chelidonura inornata on several dive sites on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Townsville in October 2003.

The pair were hunting as there were a large number of small flatworms nearby.


Osmond, P., 2004 (Jan 25) Chelidonura inornata from Townsville, Australia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Paul,
It's nice to know what these animals eat. A few years ago most popular reef picture books used to have captions on photos like this saying Chelidonura fed on coral mucus!
Best wishes
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2004 (Jan 25). Comment on Chelidonura inornata from Townsville, Australia by Paul Osmond. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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