Cuthona miniostriata is a very small aeolid nudibranch
found in shallow water amongst algae. It is generally
missed because of its very small size. It is easily
identified by its white and orange colouration.
Propodial tentacles: Absent, (foot rounded). Oral tentacles: 2 in number, short, with white tips. Rhinophores: Translucent with white tips, smooth. Cerata: White coloured with an orange digestive gland
visible at the base of each ceras and on the dorsum. Body: Translucent with white pigment. Orange lines from
eyes to rhinophores are present. Orange digestive glands
are visible on the left and right parts of dorsum. Foot: Translucent without appendages.
Size range: 1-5mm. Uncommon.
Specific characteristics: This species is easily
overlooked because of its translucent body. The
presence of orange bands on the rhinophores and eyes
may be used to identify this species.