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1/10/03
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5687

Goniobranchus splendidus (Angas, 1864)
[Previously known as Chromodoris splendida]
Location: Old Woman Island, Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba, Queensland Australia
Size: 50 mm
Depth: 15 m
Temperature: 21 C
ORDER: NUDIBRANCHIA
FAMILY: Chromodorididae
white red yellow
Photographs by Gary Cobb and David Mullins- Copyright 2003-2017































Here is an endoparasitic copepod Splanchnotrophus brevipes which lives in seaslugs, with the sausage-shaped egg sacs of the females protruding from the body of the slug.



Below: Many were found on the wreck HMAS Brisbane, here is one without red spots!





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