Nudibranchs - Sunshine Coast etc. / 5251c
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Dendrodoris coronata  Kay and Young, 1969
Location: Old Woman Is, north reef, Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba, Queensland Australia
Size: 35 mm
Depth: 7 m found under a piece of coral rubble
Temperature: 18 C

ORDER: NUDIBRANCHIA
FAMILY: Dendrodorididae

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New Record for southern Queensland
Recognised by the transverse 'crown like' band of white tubercles in front of the gills. The animal resembles a cowrie (Cypraeidae) when first encountered.
Photographs by Gary Cobb and David Mullins- Copyright 2003-2017

Below: Third animal found at Big Nest 24-12-2012

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Note the transverse 'crown like' band of white tubercles in front of the gills from which it is named.





Second animal 28mm found at Old Woman Island from under a rock. Note reddish rhinophore.