Nudibranchs - Sunshine Coast etc. / G_0481
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Costasiella kuroshimae Ichikawa, 1993
Location: Shelly Beach shore dive, Caloundra, Queensland Australia
Size: 5 mm
Depth: 7 m
Temperature: 26 C
ORDER: SACOGLOSSA
FAMILY: Limapontiidae

 

New Record sthrn Queensland

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





Below: Food source found at Flinders Reef

















Above: 3 animals found at Mooring 3 Flinders Reef Moreton Island. Note juvenile!!

This animal has a strong and vivid pink-orange subterminal ring on the cerata not mentioned in the original description, but present in other specimens from Queensland and so clearly part of this species’ intraspecific variation. Your animal is a New Record for Southern Queensland. Following Jensen (1997) the family name is Limapontiidae. Richard Willan

Below: 3 animals found on food source at Flinders Reef Moreton Island