Bornella hermanni

Bornella hermanni
Bornella hermanni, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Bornella hermanni
Bornella hermanni, NSW, Australia, Photo: Tom Davis
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Bornella hermanni
Bornella hermanni

Similar Species


Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific


The nudibranch is pale coloured and the body is elongate with broken red / orange lines. A similar species Bornella stellifer can be distinguished by the number of lateral processes. In Bornella hermanni there are three pairs of dorso-lateral processes while in Bornella stellifer there are five or six pairs.


Max Size: N/A cm

Sea Temperature Range: N/A

Depth: N/A

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Widespread (100% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: Nicola Davis