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Polycera janjukia Burn, 1962
Location: Mooloolah River, La Balsa Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia
Size: 10 mm

Depth: 5 m
Temperature: 19 C
FAMILY: Polyceridae
white pink
Photographs by Gary Cobb, Sheryl Wright and Fran Roberts - Copyright 2003-2023

Aother very interesting find confirmed by Bob Burn. This was known as a temperate species but now recorded in the river.
The name that Bob Burn gave this species was named after the location it was found. Jan Juc is a coastal township on Bass Strait,
immediately west of Torquay and 21 km south of Geelong. It is on the Jan Juc Creek, which enters Bass Strait 1 km west of Spring Creek, Torquay's original name.
This species was first found by Bob Burn on April 27, 1958 at Pt. Danger, Torquay, Jan Juc, Victoria, Australia

This record is the farthest north this species has been found, usually found in Tasmania and the southern states.

Below three photos: The third animal recorded in the Mooloolah River 16-08-2021.

Below: a second animal was recorded in the river on 15-08-2021. 10 mm