Sagaminopteron ornatum

Sagaminopteron ornatum
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Size: 3 cm

Distribution: All SA coastal and gulf waters

Habitat: Rocky reef

Depth: Lower intertidal to 10+ metres

This species of sea slug is usually found in association with a pale grey sponge, its food source, on which it can aggregate in large numbers. This species is usually a uniform violet colour, rimmed with orange. A capable swimmer, it is one of the few species of sea slug that can commonly be found swimming in the water column.