Okenia atkinsonorum

Okenia atkinsonorum

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Superfamily: Anadoridoidea
Family: Goniodorididae
Distribution: Poor Knights Islands
Occurrence: Uncommon in NZ
Size: 12mm
Food: Bryozoans
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Okenia mija

Okenia mija

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Superfamily: Anadoridoidea
Family: Goniodorididae
Distribution: Poor Knights Islands
Occurrence: Well hidden - possibly common
Size: 7mm
Food: Bryozoans
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands

Trapania brunnea

Trapania brunnea

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Superfamily: Anadoridoidea
Family: Goniodorididae
Distribution: SE Australia, Northern NZ
Occurrence: Rarely seen by divers
Size: 6mm
Food: Kamptozoans
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Trapania rudmani

Trapania rudmani

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Superfamily: Anadoridoidea
Family: Goniodorididae
Distribution: Throughout NZ incl. Auckland Is, Poor Knights Is, Three Kings Is
Occurrence: Rarely seen by divers
Size: 8mm
Food: Kamptozoans
Photo Location: Auckland Islands
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Diaphorodoris sp.

Diaphorodoris sp.

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Family: Onchidorididae
Distribution: NZ, SE Australia
Occurrence: Rare in NZ
Size: 10mm
Food: ???
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Polycera maddoxi

Polycera maddoxi

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Family: Polyceridae
Distribution: NZ
Occurrence: Rare NZ endemic
Size: 16mm
Food: Bryozoans
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Crimora multidigitalis

Crimora multidigitalis

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Family: Polyceridae
Distribution: SE Australia, NZ
Occurrence: Rare in NZ
Size: 8mm
Food: Bryozoans
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Plocamopherus imperialis

Plocamopherus imperialis

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Family: Polyceridae
Distribution: Poor Knights Islands
Occurrence: Uncommon, nocturnal
Size: 60mm
Food: Bryozoans
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Roboastra luteolineata

Roboastra luteolineata

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: Poor Knights Islands
Occurrence: Periodically common
Size: Up to 125mm
Food: Tambja verconis nudibranch
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Tambja morosa

Tambja morosa

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: Poor Knights Islands and Northland east coast
Occurrence: Common
Size: Up to 120mm
Food: Bugula dentata bryozoan
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Tambja tenuilineata

Tambja tenuilineata

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: Poor Knights Islands and Northland east coast
Occurrence: Common
Size: Up to 50mm
Food: Bryozoans
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Tambja verconis

Tambja verconis

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: Poor Knights Islands and Northland east coast
Occurrence: Common
Size: Up to 100mm
Food: Bugula dentata bryozoan
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Tambja? cf. verconis

Tambja? cf. verconis

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: Poor Knights Islands
Occurrence: Uncommon
Size: 75mm
Food: Bugula dentata bryozoan
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Alloiodoris lanuginata

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: NZ (endemic)
Occurrence: Uncommon
Size: 10mm in photo but up to 80mm
Food: Sponges
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands

Aphelodoris luctuosa

Aphelodoris luctuosa

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: Three Kings to Fiordland
Occurrence: Common
Size: Up to 75mm
Food: Sponges
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands

Atagema carinata

Atagema carinata

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: NZ
Occurrence: Lower North Island to Auckland Islands and Campbell Island
Size: 40mm
Food: Sponges
Photo Location: Dusky Sound, Fiordland
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Doris cameroni

Doris cameroni

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: ?
Occurrence: ?
Size: 7mm
Food: ?
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands

Halgerda willeyi

Halgerda willeyi

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: Not known from NZ waters other than Kermadec Islands, Tropical Indo-West Pacific
Occurrence: ?
Size: 45mm
Food: Sponges
Photo Location: Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands
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Halgerda sp.

Halgerda sp.

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: Not known from NZ waters other than Kermadec Islands
Occurrence: ?
Size: 60mm
Food: Sponges
Photo Location: Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands

Archidoris wellingtonensis

Archidoris wellingtonensis

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: Throughout NZ
Occurrence: Common
Size: Up to 200mm
Food: Sponges
Photo Location: Fiordland
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Cadlina willani

Cadlina willani

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: Three Kings to Fiordland
Occurrence: Common
Size: Up to 20mm
Food: Sponges
Photo Location: Mercury Islands


Cadlinella ornatissima

Cadlinella ornatissima

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: Poor Knights Is's, Kermadec Is, Tropical Indo-West Pacific
Occurrence: Rare in mainland NZ
Size: 25mm
Food: Sponges
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Ceratosoma ameonum

Ceratosoma ameonum

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: Three Kings to Fiordland
Occurrence: Common
Size: Up to 60mm
Food: Sponges
Photo Location: Hahei, Coromandel
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Chromodoris aureomarginata

Chromodoris aureomarginata

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: Throughout NZ
Occurrence: Commonly seen at night, uncommon during the day
Size: 30mm
Food: Sponges
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Chromodoris tinctoria

Chromodoris tinctoria

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: Tropical Indo-West Pacific
Occurrence: Rare in NZ
Size: 45mm
Food: Sponges
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Glossodoris aeruginosa

Glossodoris aeruginosa

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: Not known from NZ waters other than Kermadec Islands, Southwest Pacific
Occurrence: Common at Kermadec Is
Size: 45mm
Food: Sponges
Photo Location: Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands

Hypselodoris kaname

Hypselodoris kaname

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: Poor Knights Islands
Occurrence: Very rare in NZ
Size: 50mm
Food: Sponges
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands

Hypselodoris bullockii

Hypselodoris cf. bullockii

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: Not known from NZ waters other than Kermadec Islands
Occurrence: Common at Kermadec Is
Size: 8mm
Food: Sponges
Photo Location: Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands

Dendrodoris citrina

Dendrodoris citrina

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: Throughout NZ
Occurrence: Common
Size: Up to 65mm
Food: Sponges
Photo Location: Goat Island Marine Reserve
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Dendrodoris denisoni

Dendrodoris denisoni

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: Three Kings to Fiordland
Occurrence: Common
Size: Up to 80mm
Food: Sponges
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Phyllidia scottjohnsoni

Phyllidia scottjohnsoni

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: Not known from NZ waters other than Kermadec Islands, Tropical Central to West Pacific
Occurrence: ?
Size: 25mm
Food: ?
Photo Location: Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands

Phyllidia varicosa

Phyllidia varicosa

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: Not known from NZ waters other than Kermadec Islands, Tropical Indo-West Pacific
Occurrence: ?
Size: 30mm
Food: ?
Photo Location: Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Distribution: Not known from NZ waters other than Kermadec Islands, Tropical Indo-West Pacific
Occurrence: Common at Kermadec Islands
Size: 35mm
Food: ?
Photo Location: Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands
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Tritonia flemingi

Tritonia flemingi

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Dendronotina
Distribution: ?
Occurrence: Uncommon
Size: 15mm
Food: Soft coral
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Tritonia incerta

Tritonia incerta

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Dendronotina
Distribution: Northern NZ
Occurrence: Common
Size: Up to 100mm
Food: Alcyonium aurantiacum soft coral
Photo Location: Middle Island, Mercury Islands

Tritonia sp.

Tritonia sp. ?

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Dendronotina
Distribution: ?
Occurrence: ?
Size: 10mm
Food: Errina novaezelandia red coral
Photo Location: Long Sound, Preservation Inlet, Fiordland

Doto pita

Doto pita

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Dendronotina
Distribution: ???
Occurrence: ???
Size: 5mm
Food: Hydroid
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Doto sp.

Doto sp.

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Dendronotina
Distribution: ???
Occurrence: ???
Size: 5mm
Food: Hydroid
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Doto sp.

Doto sp.

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Dendronotina
Distribution: ???
Occurrence: ???
Size: 7mm
Food: Hydroid
Photo Location: Long Sound, Preservation Inlet, Fiordland
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Doto sp.

Doto sp.

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Dendronotina
Distribution: ???
Occurrence: Recorded from Three Kings Is, Poor Knights Is, Preservation Inlet and Dusky Sound, Fiordland
Size: 6mm
Food: Hydroid
Photo Location: Fiordland
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Caldukia albolineata

Caldukia albolineata

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Arminina
Distribution: ???
Occurrence: Southern NZ
Size: Up to 15mm
Food: Bryozoans
Photo Location: Dusky Sound, Fiordland
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Caldukia rubiginosa

Caldukia rubiginosa

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Arminina
Distribution: ???
Occurrence: Reasonably common at The Poor Knights
Size: Up to 15mm
Food: Bryozoans
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Galeojanolus ioannae

Galeojanolus ioannae (?)

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Arminina
Distribution: Throughout NZ
Occurrence: Uncommon
Size: 10mm
Food: Bryozoans
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Janolus eximius

Janolus eximius

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Arminina
Distribution: Three Kings Islands, Poor Knights Islands
Occurrence: Uncommon
Size: 12mm
Food: Bryozoans
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Janolus ignis

Janolus ignis

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Arminina
Distribution: Three Kings to Stewart Island
Occurrence: Commonly seen at night, rarely during the day
Size: Up to 60mm
Food: Bryozoans
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Janolus cf. hyalinus

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Arminina
Distribution: NZ & Australia
Occurrence: ?
Size: 10mm
Food: Bryozoans
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands



Janolus mokohinau

Janolus mokohinau

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Arminina
Distribution: Three Kings to Stewart Island
Occurrence: Uncommon
Size: 25mm
Food: Bryozoans
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Flabellina albomarginata

Flabellina albomarginata

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Aeolidina
Distribution: Throughout NZ
Occurrence: ???
Size: 6-12mm
Food: Tubularia and other hydroids
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Tularia bractea

Tularia bractea

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Aeolidina
Family: Flabellinidae
Distribution: Northeastern NZ
Occurrence: Uncommon
Size: 10mm
Food: Athecate hydroids
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Eubranchus rubeolus

Eubranchus rubeolus ?

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Aeolidina
Distribution: ?
Occurrence: ?
Size: 8mm
Food: Hydroid ?
Photo Location: Passage Point, Dusky Sound, Fiordland

Protaeolidiella juliae

Protaeolidiella juliae

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Aeolidina
Family: Aeolidiidae
Distribution: ?
Occurrence: Uncommon
Size: 22mm
Food: Solanderia hydroid
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands

Spurilla macleayi

Spurilla macleayi

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Aeolidina
Distribution: Throughout NZ, temperate Australia
Occurrence: Uncommon
Size: 8mm
Food: Sea anemones
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Babakina caprinsulensis

Babakina caprinsulensis

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Aeolidina
Distribution: Northeastern NZ?
Occurrence: Rare
Size: 10mm
Food: Thecate hydroids
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Cratena lineata

Cratena lineata

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Aeolidina
Family: Glaucidae
Distribution: Tropical Indo-West Pacific
Occurrence: Seldom seen at Poor Knights
Size: 10mm
Food: Thecate hydroids
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Jason mirabilis

Jason mirabilis

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Aeolidina
Family: Glaucidae
Distribution: Three Kings to Fiordland
Occurrence: Common
Size: Up to 65mm
Food: Solanderia hydroid
Photo Location: White Island, Bay of Plenty
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Cuthona scintillans

Cuthona cf. scintillans

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Aeolidina
Family: Tergipedidae
Distribution: ?
Occurrence: ?
Size: 5mm
Food: Thecate hydroids
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Trinchesia sp.

Trinchesia sp.

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Aeolidina
Family: Tergipedidae
Distribution: ?
Occurrence: ?
Size: 6mm
Food: Thecate hydroids
Photo Location: Nine Fathoms Passage, Dusky Sound, Fiordland

Trinchesia sp.

Trinchesia sp.

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Aeolidina
Family: Tergipedidae
Distribution: ?
Occurrence: ?
Size: 7mm
Food: Thecate hydroids
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands
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Trinchesia sp.

Trinchesia sp.

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Aeolidina
Family: Tergipedidae
Distribution: ?
Occurrence: ?
Size: 8mm
Food: Thecate hydroids - Sertularia marginata (?)
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands

Unknown nudibranch

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: ?
Distribution: ?
Occurrence: ?
Size: 8mm
Food: Hydroid ?
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands

Unknown nudibranch

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: ?
Distribution: ?
Occurrence: ?
Size: 12mm
Food: ???
Photo Location: Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands

Unknown nudibranch

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: ?
Distribution: ?
Occurrence: ?
Size: 10mm
Food: ???
Photo Location: Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands

Unknown nudibranch

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: ?
Distribution: ?
Occurrence: ?
Size: 12mm
Food: ???
Photo Location: Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands

Unknown nudibranch

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: ?
Distribution: ?
Occurrence: ?
Size: 8mm
Food: Hydroid ?
Photo Location: Poor Knights Islands


Non-Nudibranch Sea Slugs & Flatworms from NZ

 



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