Nudibranchs - Sunshine Coast etc. / Cap-Philinopsis-sp.-2-048w
All photos copyright ©2003-2017 Gary Cobb, David Mullins, Terry Farr, Julie Schubert
03/01/2016
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Philinopsis sp. 2
Location: La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Australia
Size: 2 mm
Depth: 5 m
Temperature: 25  C

ORDER: Cephalaspidea
FAMILY:
Aglajidae

white


Photographs by David Mullins - Copyright 2003-2017

Comments: Exhibits some features similar to our Philinopsis sp. 1. Unlike other species of Philinopsis we have observed,
that glide smoothly along the substrate, this one moves forwards in a jerking-like action.
The posterior lobe of the headshield tips up and forward and separates from the body almost as if the animal is hinged at that point and it rocks forwards.