Nudibranchs - Sunshine Coast etc. /Nudibranch 8b - high res
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08/08/2020
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Dendrodoris nigra (Stimpson, 1855)
Location: La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia
Size: 85 mm
Depth: 0.9 m
Temperature: 22 C

ORDER: NUDIBRANCHIA
FAMILY:
Dendrodorididae

white


Photographs by David Parker - Copyright 2003-2020

NOTE: These two animals were found under a rock in very shallow water.
Rudman has said this non-black colour-form is actually an albino with no black pigment.
The question arises...do the black animals actually have black spots but we can't see them??
A truely wonderful find!

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BELOW: The interesting anterior end showing the rhinophores and mantle colouration.