|Nudibranchs - Sunshine Coast etc. / 6497
All photos copyright ©2003-2017 Gary Cobb
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|Chelidonura inornata Baba, 1949|
|Location: Hanging Rock, Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba, Queensland Australia
Size: 40 mm
Depth: 20 m
Temperature: 21 C
Photographs by Gary Cobb and David Mullins - Copyright 2003-2017
Below is a photo sequence taken on Saturday's (29-11-2015) dive trip to Cobb's at Currimundi.
First image shows two Chelidonura inornata trailing as they search through the branches of a soft coral. The rear one seems to be veering
towards a acoel flatworm (ringed) - possibly Warminoa sp..
Second image shows its head covering the area where the acoel flatworm was situated.
Third image shows a bare patch where the flatworm was previously (ringed).
Fourth image is just a general pic showing four of the six that were present searching through the soft coral for more. These guys were doing a through job.
The images serve to indicate at least one food source of this headshield-slug.
Below: A rare colour form found at East Boulders Old Woman Island 25-11-11
Below: Mating pair
Above: laying eegs
C. inornata laying its egg mass