Nudibranchs - Sunshine Coast etc. / 1114b
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03/07/04
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0754b

Okenia hallucigenia Rudman, 2004
Location: Coles Hole, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia
Size: 18 mm
Depth: 20 m
Temperature: 19 C

ORDER: NUDIBRANCHIA
FAMILY: Goniodorididae
pink red



"This species is named for its likeness to the Burgess Shale "onycophoran" hallucigenia sparsa Morris, 1977, as reconstructed by lars Ramskold (1992).

Living onycophorans are very rare, terrestrial, Gondwanan creatures that have
characters intermediate between those of annelid worms and arthropds. Their
common name is "velvet worms".

Photographs by Gary Cobb and David Mullins - Copyright 2003-2017












2347a

2347a





Second one 18 mm found at Hanging Rock


Egg mass