Southern Australia, from New South Wales to Western Australia.
UPPER RIGHT: Port Arlington, Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, April 1980.
LOWER LEFT: Eyre Penin., South Australia, February 1985, on sponge 48mm long.
LOWER RIGHT: A, Northern Tasmania, Feb 1984, 25mm long. B, Northern Tasmania, Feb 1984, 20mm long. C, Eyre Penin., South Australia, Feb 1985, 54mm long. PHOTOS: Bill Rudman.
Ranges in colour from translucent white to deep wine red. Usually has a few white patches, sometimes in a line down each side of thr mantle, but often no white is present. The mantle is relatively firm and covered in microscopic tubercles.
Note added 2 Feb 2005: previously called Dendrodoris carneola on Forum
- Angas, G.F. (1864) Description d'especes nouvelles appartenant a plusieurs genres de Mollusques Nudibranches des environs de Port-Jackson (Nouvelle-Galles du Sud), accompagnee de dessins faits d'apres nature. Journal de Conchyliologie 12: 43-70.
Burn, R.F. (1962) Notes on a collection of Nudibranchia (Gastropoda: Dorididae and Dendrodorididae) from South Australia with remarks on the species of Basedow and Hedley, 1905. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria, 25: 149-171.
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (March 14) Doriopsilla carneola (Angas, 1864). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/dendcarn
Doriopsilla carneola from Sth Australia
From: David S. Muirhead, January 10, 2007
Doriopsilla carneola? from Port Phillip Bay, Australia
From: Martina Fuchsberger, April 15, 2006
Doriopsilla carneola from Port Phillip Bay, Australia
From: Bill van Eyk, March 30, 2006
Doriopsilla carneola with eggs, Tasmania
From: Robin Thomson, March 24, 2006
Colour variation in Dendrodoris carneola
From: Stuart Hutchison, August 20, 2000
Dendrodoris aurea and D. carneola
From: David Freemantle, March 15, 2000
From: Bill Rudman, March 15, 2000