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Molluscs of Tasmania

Dorididae: Aphelodoris lawsae Burn, 1966 (‘Laws’ sea-lemon’)

Synonym(s): lawsae Burn, 1966.

Typical body-length 50 mm. Lives subtidally on sponges, on which it feeds. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this species is currently known only from a single locality on the northwest coast.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Euctenidiacea – Doridacea
Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Dorididae
Genus: Aphelodoris

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no coastal locality records for this species currently available