Jolly Green Giant (species: Miamira sinuata) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Miamira sinuata
Jolly Green Giant

©Barbara Banks: Miamira sinuata about 10 cm long near Palfrey Island, Lizard Island Group.

©Barbara Banks: Miamira sinuata about 10 cm long from near Palfrey Island, Lizard Island Group.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Nudibranchia
Family Chromodorididae
Genus Miamira
Species Miamira sinuata



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 10 cm (length of Lizard Island specimen)



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Uncommon.

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Gosliner, T.M., A. Valdes and D.W. Behrens (2018). Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification: Indo-Pacific: Second edition. New World Publications, Singapore.

Other references

  • 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.