Verconia haliclona

nudibranch | Noumea haliclona
Verconia haliclona
Verconia haliclona, Port Stephens, NSW, Photo: Tom Davis
Verconia haliclona
Verconia haliclona, Sydney, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
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Verconia haliclona
Verconia haliclona




The main distinguishing features are small red/orange spots scattered across mantle and a red or orange mark on the front of the rhinophores. The body colour ranges from white to yellow or pink dependent upon location. There is often an orange edge to the mantle but this can be pale or absent in juveniles or in specimens from Tasmania. Found in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania.


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: Infrequent (3.5% 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: Few (2 per transect)

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

Edit by: Nicola Davis