Noumea romeri
Risbec, 1928

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


UPPER: Angourie, North coast New South Wales, 5 November 1987. (C154581).
LOWER: Île Nou, N point, Nouméa, New Caledonia. intertidal, 10 October 1988, on pink aplysillid sponge, (AM C156615)
PHOTOS: Bill Rudman.

One of a number of small pink chromodorids found in the south-western Pacific. It was originally described from Nouméa, and can be distinguished by the distinct narrow white border to the mantle, the orange upper half of the white rhinophore club and the orange edging to the white vibratile gills. Appears to feed on a pink aplysillid sponge. Grows to approximately 20mm long.

• Risbec, J. (1928). Contribution à l'étude des nudibranches Néo-Calédoniens. Faune des Colonies Françaises, 2: 1-328.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (March 14) Noumea romeri Risbec, 1928. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from