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Molluscs of Tasmania

Chromodorididae: Chromodoris alternata (Burn, 1957) (‘alternate sea-slug’)

Synonym(s): alternata Burn, 1957.

Typical body-length 20 mm. Lives intertidally to offshore on sponges, specifically Dictyodendrilla cf. caespitosa, on which it feeds. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Euctenidiacea – Doridacea
Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Chromodorididae
Genus: Chromodoris

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