Papawera maugeansis

Papawera maugeansis
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Size: 1.5 cm

Distribution: All SA coastal and gulf waters East of Eyre Peninsula

Habitat: Algae or seagrass beds in sheltered environments

Depth: Lower intertidal to shallow subtidal

Papawera maugeansis

This small headshield slug has a transparent mantle, with a delicate white internal shell visible inside. It is covered with orange blotches of varying density, as well as occasional white and dark (grey to black) spots and blotches. Occasionally the animal can be almost entirely black, although the orange blotches remain, and are characteristic of the species.