Nudibranchs - Sunshine Coast etc. / 7179b
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13/11/04 and 20/08/08
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2320aa

Hydatina physis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Location: The Bus, Moreton Island, Queensland Australia
Size: 60 mm
Depth: 15 m
Temperature: 22 C
ORDER: CEPHALASPIDEA
FAMILY: Aplustridae
red white blue
Night dive - burrows into the sand during the day!
Photographs by Gary Cobb - Copyright 2003-2019

Below: Another animal found in the Mooloolah River La Blasa Park 02-10-2018
showing the Hancocks Organ (arrowed)

Below: 2 more animals found in the Mooloolah River La Blasa Park night 11-11-2016



Below: Another animal found at Flinders Reef 25-11-2012





shell



The photos below are an 80mm long animal found during the day intertidally at Woody Point, Red Cliffe Australia





2347a
Burrowing in the sand where it hides during the day


Note the gills under the shell


Food source worm Timarete sp. (Cirratulidae)
Darwin Museum speciman registration No. W19069