Nudibranchs - Sunshine Coast etc. / G_0722c
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03-03-2012
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Ceratophyllidia sp. 1

Location: Flinders Reef Moreton Island, Australia
Size: 18-25 mm
Depth: 10 m

Temperature: 26 C

NEW RECORD FOR AUSTRALIA

ORDER: NUDIBRANCHIA
FAMILY: Phyllidiidae

white

Photographs by Gary Cobb and David Mullins - Copyright 2003-2017

Below: Three animals were found, the largest in situ here, found under a rock slab from under a large overhang.





Below: Note the autotomised papillae on the centre of the dorsum revealing the brown spots!



Below: Note the rhinophores and spicules within the mantle. Also note the small stems remaining from where the animal autotomised the papillae.















Below: Note the truncated oral tentacles