Little Bubble Shell

Papawera maugeansis (Burn, 1966)

This is a relatively small sea slug rarely growing bigger than 10mm. the very small fragile shells are often washed up along Tomahawk Beach after some rough weather.

How to identify Papawera maugeansis?

The shell is transparent to white and may have a browish tinge the slug itself is translucent clear background colour, sometimes with a brownish tinge, and a mottled pattern of black and grey patches, white granules, and diffuse orange patches

What habitats does Papawera maugeansis live in?

Lives subtidally amongst seaweed in sheltered environments

What is the distribution of Papawera maugeansis?

Southern Australia including Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.

How big does Papawera maugeansis grow?

Can grow to around 10mm

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