Noumea flava from Red Sea

March 21, 2008
From: Mark Mcallister

Can you id this for me if possible, i have looked through my books but cannot find a match and have not seen it since, the size is approximate,

Locality: Sharks bay, Sharm el Sheikh, 15 meters, Egypt, Red Sea, 02 May 2007, sandy close to fringe reef. Length: 10 - 15 mm. Photographer: mark mcallister.

Mark Mcallister

Mcallister, M.R., 2008 (Mar 21) Noumea flava from Red Sea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Mark,

This is Noumea flava. There are a number of similarly coloured species [see N. flava colour group] but this is the only one with the thin red border.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2008 (Mar 21). Comment on Noumea flava from Red Sea by Mark Mcallister. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


Noumea flava

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