Japan, Australia (east and west coasts)
Osezaki Suruga Bay, Japan, 2 Jan 2003. Size approx: 5mm, Depth: 2m. Lower photo showing spiculate nature of stalked spherical tubercles. Photos: Jun Imamoto
Small translucent animal covered in bright orange spots. Around the edge of the body are a ring of spherical stalked tubercles. Both the body and the tubercles are heavily spiculate. The tips of the lamellate rhinophores are also orange and the edge of the gills are spotted with orange. Originally described from Japan, it is also found on both the east and west coast of Australia. It feeds on encrsuting bryozoans.
See photo of radula
• Baba, K. (1937) Opisthobranchia of Japan (II). J. Dept. Agric. Kyusyu Imp. Univ. 5(7): 289-344. (Pls.1-2)
Rudman, W.B., 2003 (January 13) Limacia ornata (Baba, 1937). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/limaorna