Dendrodoris denisoni (Angas, 1864)
       
     
Alloiodoris lanuginata (Abraham, 1877)
       
     
Ceratosoma amoenum (Cheeseman, 1886)
       
     
Ceratosoma amoenum (Cheeseman, 1886)
       
     
Polycera maddoxi M.C. Miller, 2005
       
     
Tambja verconis (Basedow & Hedley, 1905)
       
     
Dendrodoris denisoni (Angas, 1864)
       
     
Dendrodoris denisoni (Angas, 1864)

Poor Knights Islands, April 2013 - 1/180 sec at f/13 - Canon 40D - EF100mm f/2.8 Macro.

Dendrodoris denisoni is a sea slug species that is common throughout the Indo-West Pacific. It is occasionally spotted in the Poor Knights Islands.

Alloiodoris lanuginata (Abraham, 1877)
       
     
Alloiodoris lanuginata (Abraham, 1877)

Taputeranga Marine Reserve, Wellington, January 2010 - 1/90 sec at f/16 - Canon 40D - EF60mm f/2.8 Macro.

This is a relatively large dorid with a wide mantle skirt, growing to at least 8 cm in length. The mantle is covered is microscopic spiculate tubercules which makes the mantle surface quite rough to the touch. It varies from brown to a pinkish or whitish colour with scattered large brownish spots and smaller whitish ones. The translucent whitish gills are large and branched and the rhinophores are also pale in colour.

Ceratosoma amoenum (Cheeseman, 1886)
       
     
Ceratosoma amoenum (Cheeseman, 1886)

Poor Knights Islands, May 2013 - 1/180 sec at f/11 - Canon 40D - EF100mm f/2.8 Macro.

The clown nudibranch is easily spotted in the Poor Knights Islands where it feeds on bryozoans. It also shows considerable colour variation through out its range. In Western Australia the orange spots are very small. Moving east, the orange spots become larger being.

Ceratosoma amoenum (Cheeseman, 1886)
       
     
Ceratosoma amoenum (Cheeseman, 1886)

Poor Knights Islands, April 2012 - 1/250 sec at f/11 - Canon 40D - EF100mm f/2.8 Macro.

The clown nudibranch is easily spotted in the Poor Knights Islands where it feeds on bryozoans. It also shows considerable colour variation through out its range. In Western Australia the orange spots are very small. Moving east, the orange spots become larger being very large In New Zealand.

Polycera maddoxi M.C. Miller, 2005
       
     
Polycera maddoxi M.C. Miller, 2005

Taputeranga Marine Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand, October 2010 - 1/180 sec at f/16 - Canon 40D - EF100mm f/2.8 Macro.

This specimen of nudibranch is the first record ever mentioned for Wellington. It has only been recently scientifically described by Miller in 2005.

Tambja verconis (Basedow & Hedley, 1905)
       
     
Tambja verconis (Basedow & Hedley, 1905)

Poor Knights Islands, April 2012 - 1/180 sec at f/11 - Canon 40D - EF100mm f/2.8 Macro.

These large specimens of nudibranch were found on their preferred food, a bryozoan (Bugula dentata). The prominent blue structures on their backs are breathing gills.