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Molluscs of Tasmania

Chromodorididae: Mexichromis macropus Rudman, 1983 (‘bigfoot sea-slug’)

Synonym(s): macropus Rudman, 1983.

Typical body-length 40 mm. Lives subtidally on sponges, on which it feeds. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this species is currently known only from the north coast.


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

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