|Nudibranchs - Sunshine Coast etc. / Pruvotfolia-sp.-1
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|Pruvotfolia sp. 1|
|Location: La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba, Queensland Australia
Size: 12 mm
Depth: 4 m
Temperature: 21 C
Photographs by Harvey Braun and David Mullins - Copyright 2003-2023
Below: another animal 10 mm was found By Harvey Braun in the Mooloolah River at La Balsa Park 14-06-2020
Pruvotfolia is a genus raised by Tardy in 1969 based on the existence, and characteristic arrangement of,
specially modified reproductive cerata. The gonopore, or genital orifice, is located in proximity to the first row of cerata on the right side.
It has a swollen appearance that is described as “fleshy and non-retractable” and is associated with quite small
(difficult to observe with the naked eye) modified cerata that contribute in the copulation process.
Its position is indicated in the image below by a white arrow.