December 5, 1999
From: Ron Greer
Here is one that my buddy found under the Tathra wharf, southern New South Wales, 26 Nov 99. It is a beautifully marked animal. Although small, (20mm largest seen) they were found in reasonable numbers on seaweed, open sand and algae encrusted rocks.
Your assistance in identification of this nudibranch would be appreciated also.
I hope this information is of use and await your reply.
email@example.comGreer, R., 1999 (Dec 5) Chromodoris thompsoni from sthn New South Wales. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1637
This is Chromdoris thompsoni, one of the red-spotted species of chromodorid found only in southeastern Australia. It is often quite common in New South Wales, south of Sydney. Although it appears to be crawling all over the place, it is usually not far from a rather nondescript sponge which is apparently its sole food.