Thorunna daniellae from Nelson Bay

January 3, 2003
From: Dave Harasti

Hi Bill,
Happy New Year!
I found this species on the pipeline at Nelson Bay, New South Wales, eastern Australia last week (Dec 2002). The animal was about 3cm long and its the first time I've ever seen it here. Water depth was 8 metres and temp was 20 degree's. I'm pretty sure it's Thorunna daniellae, looks like another tropical visitor to the waters of Port Stephens!

Harasti, D., 2003 (Jan 3) Thorunna daniellae from Nelson Bay. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Dave,
Thorunna daniellae is one of those tropical animals which is not uncommonly found on the New South Wales coast. I have found it at times in Sydney.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman


Thorunna daniellae

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