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Molluscs of Tasmania

Flabellinidae: Flabellina poenicia (Burn, 1957) (‘punishing sea-slug’)

Synonym(s): poenicia Burn, 1957.

Typical body-length 12 mm. Lives subtidally amongst hydroids, on which it feeds. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS, VIC and SA).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Cladobranchia – Aeolidida
Superfamily: Flabellinoidea
Family: Flabellinidae
Genus: Flabellina

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