Aphelodoris lawsae
Burn, 1966

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Dorididae


South Australia


20m deep in Gulf of St Vincent (3nm out from Adelaide, South Australia) 2000. 2 inches (approc 5cm) long. Photo: Stuart Hutchison.

Burn (1966) reviewed the species of Aphelodoris in southern Australia and considered there were at least six recognisable species. Aphelodoris lawsae, A. varia and A. rossquicki are linked by traces of a brown reticulate pattern on the mantle, which in this species is a dark brown. See A. rossquicki for a comparison.

•Burn, R. (1966) Notes on opisthobranchs mainly from South Australia. Records of the South Australian Museum, 15: 329-352.
•Burn, R. (1989) Chapter 12. Opisthobranchs: 725-788. In: Marine Invertebrates of South Australia, Part 2. [Eds: S.A.Shepherd., I.M. Thomas]. South Australian Govt. Printing Office: Adelaide.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (September 12) Aphelodoris lawsae Burn, 1966. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/aphelaws