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Nudibranchs of the Sunshine Coast,
Queensland, Australia, Indo-Pacific

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Beautiful and lumpy.

 

Aegires villosus

A crawling piece of art.

 

Imagine what you could dream up if you were given the task of designing a new species of Nudibranch. Would your design look something like this one?

 

This small nudibranch (24 mm) is recognised by the tall stiff purple and white tubercles. There are numerous stiff rounded tubercles all over the head mantle and tail, the central ones being largest. The tall smooth rhinophores are surrounded laterally by 4 particularly tall tubercles. The body is usually uniformly white or white with orange blotches, and the tubercles are either purple or white, each having a magenta spot at the summit. The rhinophores are smooth. The gills and rhinophores of this species are surrounded by high tubercle fingers.

 

A real beauty.

 

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Photo and text by Gary Cobb, Mooloolah River, La Balsa Park, Buddina, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia


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Our Mission


LOCATE, RECORD, IDENTIFY and POST every species of HETEROBRANCH to be found on the Sunshine Coast Queensland, Australia.

 

To LOCATE through scuba diving and intertidal searching.

 

To RECORD by underwater and studio/taxonomic photography (including microscopy photography) of the specimens.

 

To IDENTIFY these species through invaluable support from qualified authorities in this field and developing reference resources.

 

To POST upon our web site not only images of the species and their natural history behaviour but also information concerning size abundance and localities. Additionally to disseminate to other sites information considered unusual.

 

Towards achieving these aims we will continue to acquire and develop the necessary equipment, resources and knowledge.

 

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Parting note.

Nudibranchs are amoung the most ephemeral of marine creatures. They greatly vary in size, colour and shape. They can be almost invisible or very bright and easy to see. Learn more>


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Okenia
sp. 10 Undescribed
3 mm - La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

 

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About this Nudibranch website


We embarked upon this adventure of ours while diving here on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Upon realizing the amazing variety of nudibranchs we were seeing, we developed an appetite for not only finding as many different species as possible but identifying and learning all we could about these most amazing creatures of the sea.
Naming Nudibranchs
nudibranch.com.au was born when a friend of Gary’s suggested we share our knowledge with the world. The site commenced in March 2003 when we set out on our quest to find, identify and record all of the nudibranchs here in our area. The ever changing sea and seasons give up new surprises every visit whether they are subtidal or intertidal.

 


 

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We describe our searching and identifying component of the quest as The Treasure Hunt, and the recording thereof upon the web site as The Never Ending Story.

 

We welcome for inclusion on the site the findings of other workers in this area that we may not have yet recorded.

 

From this website a Nudibranch Identification book called Undersea Jewels - A Colour Guide to Nudibranchs was published in 2006. The book is a 'Colour Guide'. After all that is the first thing anyone remembers about first seeing a Nudibranch.

 

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NOTE: From 2003 to 2018, content on this website was generated by Gary Cobb, David Mullins, with Terry Farr and Julie Schubert. From 2019, content has been generated by Gary Cobb.

 

 

 



 


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All photographs and content © 2003-2021 Gary Cobb and contributing photographers.
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