Nudibranchs - Sunshine Coast etc. / 8742d
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20/05/06
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9143

Colpodaspis thompsoni  Brown, 1979
Location: Hanging Rock, Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba, Queensland Australia
Size: 5 mm
Depth: 16 m
Temperature: 22 C

ORDER: CEPHALASPIDEA
FAMILY: Diaphanidae

black white yellow

New Record for southern Queensland
Photograph by Gary Cobb and David Mullins - Copyright 2003-2017





Below: Fourth animal 3mm found at Clown Reef 10-07-2011






Second and third animals found at Old Woman Island 27-04-08









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A. tail is divided longitudinally into two parts. A totally unique situation found in Colpodaspis and nothing elsel
B. gills and below the gills is the elongate exhalent siphon




The shell of the animal visible when the mantle is moved away