Austraeolis stearnsi from California

July 27, 2006
From: Kevin Lee

Hi Doc... just wanted to share another, for me, first, with the group... Austraeolis stearnsi, I believe...

Locality: La Jolla Shores Canyon, Main Wall, approx 60 fsw, California, USA, Eastern Pacific, 21 July 2006, sandy, rubbly clay wall. Length: 1.5 inch. Photographer: Kevin Lee.

All best,

Lee, K., 2006 (Jul 27) Austraeolis stearnsi from California. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Kevin,
If I look very carefully I think I can see a trace of a whitish/orange line running from the oral tentacles back to the first cerata. The line seems to be characteristic of this species.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2006 (Jul 27). Comment on Austraeolis stearnsi from California by Kevin Lee. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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