species: Notodoris citrina in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Notodoris citrina

©Ingo Burghardt: Notodoris citrina at Lizard Island.

©Barbara Banks: Notodoris citrina at Clam Garden, Lizard Island.

©Barbara Banks: Notodoris citrina at Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Nudibranchia
Family Aegiridae
Genus Notodoris
Species Notodoris citrina



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



This species is the one described by Bergh (1875) as Notodoris citrina. In 2004, Notodoris was synonymised with Aegires so this species became known as Aegires citrinus. But there was already a different species described as Aegires citrina by Pruvot-Fol (1930). Both species are accepted according to WORMS accessed 31 Oct 2019. However, there has been some confusion with two species that were known for a few years with the same name.

Notodoris citrina is bright yellow and has been recorded several times at Lizard Island.

Aegires citrinus is duller yellow and much more knobbly. See here for more info:


by Anne Hoggett


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Waegele, H., I. Burghardt, N. Anthes, J. Evertsen, A. Klussman-Kolb and G. Brodie (2006). Species diversity of opisthobranch molluscs on Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, In: Contemporary studies into the systematics and evolution of opisthobranch molluscs, (Eds. G. Brodie, S. Fahey and F.E. Wells), Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 69: 33-59. LIRS catalog number 1036.