Nudibranchs - Sunshine Coast etc. / 7898e
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08/12/07
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Miamira moloch (Rudman, 1988)
[Previously known as Ceratosoma moloch]

 
Location: Hanging Rock, Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba, Queensland Australia
Size: 27 mm
Depth: 17 m
Temperature: 23 C

ORDER: NUDIBRANCHIA
FAMILY: Chromodorididae

white purple

What a little charmer! At 25 mm, this Miamira moloch is by far the smallest individual ever recorded. According to Marshal & Willan (1999: 89),Miamira molochcan reach a total length of 140 mm, with a corresponding mantle length of 90 mm. Miamira moloch is the only ‘lumpy’ Ceratosoma in Australia, but juveniles like this look more spikey than lumpy. Richard Willan

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Photographs by Gary Cobb - Copyright 2003-2017



Above and below: Three 170 mm long animals found at Wobby Rocks!










Below: an 80 mm long animal found at Trench south. Note orange-yellow colouration, first we have seen.









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