Anteaeolidiella cf. cacaotica

Anteaeolidiella cf. cacaotica
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Size: 2 cm

Distribution: Unknown. Found in SE GSV

Habitat: Under rocks on rocky coast

Depth: Lower intertidal to 10+ metres

Not much is known about this aeolid nudibranch. It is similar in appearance to Anteaeolidiella cacaotica, which is found in the eastern states. However, it is likely a separate, undescribed species, one of possibly a few in SA. Its white-tipped orange rhinophores are smooth and it has wide, translucent cerata, with a central white band and white tip. It can also be identified by its pale orange body, with a central white blotch.