species: Limenandra barnosii in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Limenandra barnosii

©Lyle Vail: Limenandra barnosii at Bommie Bay, Lizard Island. Thanks to Erwin Koehler for the species level id through iNaturalist. This may be the first record of the species from Australia.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Cladobranchia
Family Aeolidiidae
Genus Limenandra
Species Limenandra barnosii

Distinguishing features

Distinctive colour pattern as shown.

This may be the first record of the species in Australia. It does not appear in Atlas of Living Australia accessed 19 Feb 2020 and the original description lists its known distribution as Philippines, Indonesia and New Caledonia (Carmona et al, 2014).


  • Size data has not been obtained.



Web resources


  • Carmona, L., M. Pola, T.M. Gosliner and J.L. Cervera (2014). The end of a long controversy: systematics of the genus Limenandra (Mollusca: Nudibranchia: Aeolidiidae). Helgoland Marine Research, 68: 37-48. LIRS catalog number 90399.