February 10, 2005
From: Ian Shaw
Hoping you can confirm my identification, as Noumea laboutei. The animal was photographed at North Solitary Island, northern NSW on 1 January 2004. Depth was 25 m and it was found on a sandy bottom in a rocky gutter. Animal length was about 15mm.
Locality: North Solitary Island, NSW, Australia. Coral Sea. Depth: 25 m. Length: 15 mm. 01 January 2004. sandy gutter/rocky reef. Photographer: Ian Shaw
email@example.comShaw, I.V., 2005 (Feb 10) Noumea laboutei? from nthn New South Wales. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/13090
I am pretty sure you are right, but I would been to look at its anatomy to be sure, as we don't know much about this species. In fact I am pretty sure an earlier message on the Forum [#1802] refers to this species. It looks like David & Leanne Atkinson's animal had been damaged, probably slightly eaten! I called it Chromodoris sp. 1.
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