Body shape slug-like with gill structures visible as multiple projections along the sides body. Pattern includes shades or colours of green and/or white. Animal up to 7 cm long.
This is the largest sap-sucking sea slug species (the sacoglossans) in the Bass Strait area. Individuals are often seen crawling over algae in deep intertidal rock pools and they can release a white viscid fluid discharge if disturbed or handled. They are often associated with the green alga Caulerpa vesiculifera, which the animals closely resemble in both colour and the arrangement of the cerata.
On green seaweeds in shallow waters and tidal pools, to depth of 10 m.
Tropical and temperate Indo-Pacific, including New Zealand and Australia.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed