Body shape slug-like with gill structures visible as multiple projections along the sides body. Pattern includes shades or colours of white. Animal up to 3 cm long.
These nudibranchs use their hood or cowl to catch and contain food prior to ingestion. The animal casts the cowl forward rather like an angler casts a net. When handled, these tethydid nudibranchs exude a sweet sickly scent. There are three unnamed species of Melibe in south-eastern Australian waters.
Usually found under stones or crawling on algae, to depth of 10 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed