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Molluscs of Tasmania

Dendrodorididae: Doriopsilla miniata (Alder & Hancock, 1864) (‘red-spotted sea-slug’)

Synonym(s): miniata Alder & Hancock, 1864.

Typical body-length 50 mm. Lives intertidally and subtidally on sponges, on which it feeds. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Euctenidiacea – Doridacea
Superfamily: Phyllidioidea
Family: Dendrodorididae
Genus: Doriopsilla

Localities for Doriopsilla miniata
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