Noumea nivalis from Korea

June 19, 2002
From: Dong Bum Koh

Dear Bill.
Here is a photo from in Seogwipo (southeast of Cheju Island). But it`s very strange to me. Can you tell me something about it?

Data: Mun islet southeast of Cheju Island, southern Korea.
Depth & Date : 5m 13/June 2002
Photo: Dong Bum Koh

With Best Regards.
Dong Bum, Koh

Koh, D.B., 2002 (Jun 19) Noumea nivalis from Korea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Dr Koh,
I am pretty sure this is Noumea nivalis. Other photos on the Forum show some orange spots on the mantle and some orange-tipped gills, but Baba emntions that both these characters can be absent as in your photo. The most important colour features are the white body, orange-yellow mantle margin and the orange-tipped rhinophore clubs.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2002 (Jun 19). Comment on Noumea nivalis from Korea by Dong Bum Koh. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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