Nudibranchs - Sunshine Coast etc. / 8913e
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26/04/08
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Phestilla melanobrachia Bergh, 1874
Location: Castle Rock, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia
Size: 22 mm
Depth: 16 m
Temperature: 23 C
ORDER: NUDIBRANCHIA
FAMILY: Fionidae
black orange
Photographs by Gary Cobb - Copyright 2003-2022

Click here to see the Black colorform found off Moreton Island.


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5 animals found insitu at Hanging Rock Mooloolaba.
NOTE 3 animals were plucked from a coral and a small black colour form was found with the orange colour form.
So it must be eating the coral which is orange...it's cerata is black! Hummmm...nature!


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4 animals trailing

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Tubastrea sp. (daffodil or sunshine coral) is it's food source. I think it was disturbed by a fish (missing cereata)
and was spat out and landed on a small ledge, where I found it, below a huge overhand with hundreds of the corals.