|Nudibranchs - Sunshine Coast etc. / DSC02541
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|Onchidoris maugeansis (Burn, 1958)|
|Location: La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Australia
Size: 6 mm
Depth: 5 mm
Temperature: 22 C
Photographs by Gary Cobb - Copyright 2003-2019
This is a NEW RECORD for Queensland and the Mooloolah River, found from under a rock.
Previously known from Tasmania and New South Wales and thought of as Onchidoris depressa which is from the Atlantic Ocean
and lays an egg mass with 2 rows per whorl. The animals from Australia lay a single row and must be Onchidoris maugeansis.
Confirmed by Bob Burn
Below: in situ animal at bottom of the white bryozoan.
Below: the dorsal side of the animal is covered with long papillae
Below: the ventral side showing a large "oral veil" characteristic of the genus.
Below: closeup of the elongated papillae on the dorsum and rhinophores.