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2320aa

Murphydoris sp. 1
Location: Old Woman Island, Mudjimba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia
Size: 6 mm
Depth: 14 m
Temperature: 23 C
ORDER: NUDIBRANCHIA
FAMILY: Goniodorididae
white

New record for southern Queensland
Photographs by Gary Cobb and David Mullins - Copyright 2003-2018

Below: Another animal found at The Wall, Old Woman Island 11-08-2016 - 6 mm

Below:
- Murphydoris is a Genus of Goniodorididae. - It contains a single described species Murphydoris singaporensis. Genus was erected in 1991 at the time of the single species description. - Murphydoris shares non-lamellate rhinophores with Goniodoridella, but is unique among goniodorids in lacking peri-anal ctenidia. - That means it does not have true gills around the anus. Instead it has some small papillae at the termination of the mantle edge on each side. These may be homologous to true gills. It is this characteristic that separates it from the other Goniodorididae.

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