Aeolid Nudibranchs

Aeolid Nudibranchs     (Cladeobranchia)

  • have many cerata spread over their back which are used for defense as well as respiration
  • They lack a mantle
  • Some host zooxanthellae

 

VICTORIAN AEOLIDs 

All these have been taken in Victorian waters and can be found looking in rockpools, snorkelling or scuba diving. 

 

Family: Aeolidiidae

Aeolidiella drusilla

 

 Aeolidiella Drusilla

 

 

 

Family: Facelinidae

Austraeolis ornata

Austraeolis ornata

 

Favorinus sp.

Favorinus sp.

 

Family: Flabellinidae

 Flabellinidae sp.

Facelina sp.

Photo by Paul Sorensen

 

 

 

 

Family:    Myrrhinidae

Phyllodesmium serratum    (Baba, 1949)

Phyllodesmium serratum

 

 

Family:    Arminidae

Dermatobranchus rubidus    (Gould, 1852)

Dermatobranchus rubidus

 

 

Family:    Dotidae

Doto pita  (Er. Marcus, 1955)

Doto pita

 

AUSTRALIAN AOELIDS

 

OVERSEAS AOELIDS

Family: Facelinidae

Pteraeolidia semperi    (Bergh, 1870) 

Shimoda, Japan 

 

Pteraeolidia semperi

 

 

 

Pteraeolidia semperi

 

FAMILY:   Samlidae

Samla bicolor    (Kelaart, 1858)

Flabellina sp.