Nudibranchs - Sunshine Coast etc. /MoolLedCap210w
All photos copyright ©2003-2017 Gary Cobb and David Mullins
08/11/09
Gary Cobb 0416 048 100
gary@nudibranch.com.au
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Janolus mirabilis Baba & Abe, 1970
Location: RockWall Ledges, Moolooaba, Queensland Australia
Size: 5 mm
Depth: 3 m
Temperature: 23 C

ORDER: NUDIBRANCHIA
FAMILY: Proctonotidae

white

New Record for sthn Queensland

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

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"Still trying to obtain a side elevation pic but every time I get it on its side it immediately flips over to expose its ventral side
and then rows itself around using its cerata as oars."
 
"It always leads with its cerata. When exposed to the light it tends to curl up covering itself with the cerata, however when disturbed with the
brush it explodes its cerata out and up in a very aggressive manner."


"I've tried to produce some pics to show the two distinct groups of cerata. Best I could do considering the unpredictable behaviour and
incessant movement of this creature and it's cerata.

Comments from David Mullins trying to photograph this animal










Above: Animal at rest, or as I call it... FURBALL