Nudibranchs - Sunshine Coast etc. / c.lineata
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Cratena lineata  (Eliot, 1905)
Location: Old Woman Island, Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba, Queensland Australia
Size: 8 mm
Depth: 14 m
Temperature: 19 C
FAMILY: Facelinidae
Photograph by David Mullins and Gary Cobb- Copyright 2003-2023

Photo below: This nudibranch was not noticed until the photographs where finally examined. A nice surprise!


From the extremely long oral tentacles and very very long tail with conspicuous
white stripes (on both the body and - especially - on the tail) it's a baby
Cratena lineata. A wee bit of the red cheek patch, which is diagnostic for this
species, is showing just below the base of the left rhinophore to clinch the
identification. R. Willan

above and below: Found subtidal Shellacey Reef Mooloolaba QLD 16m 10mm

Second one found at Old Woman Is 6mm