Verconia verconis

(Basedow & Hedley, 1905)

Verconia verconis
Photographed by: Brent Murdoch

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Doridina
Family:Chromodorididae
Species:Verconia verconis

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #17320
Note how perfectly camouflaged this species is!

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2224
A very peculiar chromodorid that is endemic to southern temperate Australia with pustules all round the margin of its mantle. It is very well camouflaged on its sponge food. Verconia verconis has a variety of colours – most often pink (as in this photo), but rarely orange or yellow.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2199
A very peculiar chromodorid that is endemic to southern temperate Australia with pustules all round the margin of its mantle. It is very well camouflaged on its sponge food. Verconia verconis has a variety of colours – most often pink, but rarely orange or yellow.

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Pictures of Verconia verconis

Verconia verconis from Port Phillip Bay, Australia
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Verconia verconis from Port Phillip Bay, Australia
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