Nudibranchs - Sunshine Coast etc. / fiona
All photos copyright ©2003-2017 Gary Cobb
21/10/2007
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3702a

Fiona pinnata (Eschscholtz, 1831)
Location: Mudjimba Beach, Sunshine Coast, Australia
Size: 20 mm
Depth: intertidal
Temperature: 26 C

ORDER: NUDIBRANCHIA
FAMILY: Fionidae

blue green

Photographs by Gary Cobb, David Mullins - Copyright 2003-2017
Abo
ve photo by Peter Davies - Copyright 2003-2017


Stalked egg masses found attached to By-the-wind Sailor (Velella velella) on the beach


The white circle around the anteriormost ceras (the one immediately above the everted buccal mass)
shows the wavy membrane on the ceras that is diagnostic of Fiona.







The short, simple rhinophores and oral tentatcles are diagnostic of Fiona