Nudibranchs - Sunshine Coast etc. / 9482b
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30/12/04
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0454a

Favorinus japonicus Baba, 1949
Location: Old Woman Island, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia
Size: 8-18 mm
Depth: 6 m
Temperature: 22 C

ORDER: NUDIBRANCHIA
FAMILY: Facelinidae

orange white

2 were found under an old coral head
Photograph by Gary Cobb - Copyright 2003-2017


25 mm animal found intertidal Caloundra boat ramp form under rock












Note the orange egg mass to the left of the animal...there is another one in the
centre of it. This is what they were eating and the reason they are orange.









above Juvenile


above F. japonicus egg mass, eggs take 3 days to hatch


above F. japonicus found intertidal Caloundra