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Molluscs of Tasmania

Flabellinidae: Flabellina rubrolineata (O’Donoghue, 1929) (‘red-lined sea-slug’)

Synonym(s): rubrolineata O’Donoghue, 1929.

Typical body-length 20 mm. Lives subtidally amongst hydroids, on which it feeds. Native. Occurs all around Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA, WA and NT); also elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific and introduced in the Mediterranean. In Tasmania this is a rare species, known from isolated records along the north coast.


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

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