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1/10/03
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6497

Mariaglaja inornata  (Baba, 1949)
Location: Hanging Rock, Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba, Queensland Australia
Size: 40 mm
Depth: 20 m
Temperature: 21 C
ORDER: CEPHALASPIDEA
FAMILY: Aglajidae
black white
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 Mariaglaja 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












Mariaglaja inornata laying its egg mass