General Description

Body shape slug-like with gill structures visible as a single cluster on the back of the animal. Pattern includes shades or colours of white, orange and/or red. Similar to Ceratosoma amoenum but C. brevicaudatum is longer, higher, and more solid. Animal up to 12 cm long.


Short-tailed Sea Slugs are the most commonly-encountered sea slug in south-eastern Australia. They feed on sponges and lay transparent-white spiral strings of eggs.


Southern Australia.


Intertidal to deeper waters, to depth of 120 m.

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