NZ Mollusca

Ceratosoma amoenum (Cheeseman, 1886)

Ceratosoma amoenum
In a rock pool, Far North, NZ, approx. 30mm
Ceratosoma amoenum
A common Nudibranch found throughout the North Island
Ceratosoma amoenum
This specimen was found at low tide on Zostera Flats
Ceratosoma amoenum
Below low tide, Karikari Peninsula, Northland, 40mm
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Heterobranchia - Nudibranchia - Chromodorididae: Miamirinae - Ceratosoma
Family: CHROMODORIDIDAE: MIAMIRINAE
Synonyms: (=atopa)
Size/Grows to: Length 55mm (animal)
Distribution: North Island [A.C.]
Some known Localities
  • Tapotupotu Bay, Far North, NZ
  • Parengarenga Harbour, Far North, NZ
  • Auroa Point, Mahia Peninsula, Hawkes Bay, NZ
References:
  • Morley, M.S., Hayward, B.W. 2015: Intertidal records of 'sea slugs' (nudibranchs and allied opisthobranch gastropods) from northern North Island, New Zealand, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 50 (p.66)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.285)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.