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Okenia cf. liklik

Okenia cf. liklik

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Goniodorididae Maximum Size: 7 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ____________________________________________________ Okenia cf. liklik Undescribed The Okenia are a successful group, if success be measured by a speciose genus. There are nearly 60 described species of Okenia globally and more than a dozen putative, known, but still undescribed from the Indo-Pacific region

Tambja victoriae

Tambja victoriae

Author: Pola, Cervera & Gosliner, 2005 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Polyceridae Maximum Size: 60 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _______________________________________________________________ Tambja victoriae Pola, Cervera & Gosliner, 2005 Tambja victoriae is classified as a phanerobranch dorid nudibranch as it cannot retract its gills into a pocket below the mantle. It is placed in the Polyceridae family and interestingly,

Cyerce kikutarobabai

Cyerce kikutarobabai

Author: Hamatani, 1976 Order: Sacoglossa  Family: Caliphyllidae Maximum Size: 15 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _________________________________________________ Cyerce kikutarobabai Hamatani, 1976 Another of the outlandish decorated and delightful to observe species of the Cyerce genus. Dave Behrens (Behrens, 2001), has referred to it as being: “.almost psychedelic in appearance.” Cyerce kikutarobabai is a ceras-bearing sacoglossan, a sap-sucking

Cratena sp. 07

Cratena sp. 07

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Facelinidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _____________________________________________ Cratena sp. 07 Undescribed Similar in colouration to Cratena pawarshindeorum Bharate et al, 2020 – see Note on name, below. The body is almost entirely translucent (except as mentioned below) and the yellow acini (gonads) are readily discernable internally giving an

Aplysia sp. 01

Aplysia sp. 01

Author: Undescribed Order: Anaspidea  Family: Aplysiidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _________________________________________________ Aplysia sp. 01 Undescribed The specimen in the above image is possibly the Aplysia sp., detected by molecular analysis, as being cryptic with Aplysia concava (Nimbs, 2021) Unfortunately, in the image, the left parapodium is covering the characteristically small, mantle foramen, visible

Aplysia concava

Aplysia concava

Author: G. B. Sowerby, I, 1833 Order: Anaspidea  Family: Aplysiidae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ___________________________________________________ Aplysia concava G. B. Sowerby, I, 1833. Aplysia concava is one of a group of Sea Hares often referred to as Dwarf Sea Hares due to their small size. Differentiation between them can be problematic due to intraspecific

Goniobranchus coi

Goniobranchus coi

Author: (Risbec, 1956) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 70 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast __________________________________________________________ Goniobranchus coi  (Risbec, 1956) The expanse of the dorsal mantle possessed of the cryptobranch dorid nudibranchs readily lends itself as a broad canvas for an incredible diversity of presentations. Whether it be striking, gaudy or flamboyant as a warning statement

Dendrodoris sp. 07

Dendrodoris sp. 07

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Dendrodorididae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ____________________________________________________ In the past Dendrodoris fumata has been identified as having many variations in presentation, all lumped together. This view is gradually changing with some of those variations being kept separate and labelled as Dendrodoris sp. This has come about due to

Dendrodoris sp. 06

Dendrodoris sp. 06

Author: Undescribed Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Dendrodorididae Maximum Size: 30 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast _________________________________________________ In the past Dendrodoris fumata has been identified as having many variations in presentation, all lumped together. This view is gradually changing with some of those variations being kept separate and labelled as Dendrodoris sp. This has come about due to

Discodoris boholiensis

Discodoris boholiensis

Author: Bergh, 1877 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Discodorididae Maximum Size: 110 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast __________________________________________________ Discodoris boholiensis Bergh, 1877 Discodoris boholiensis is a broad, oval-shaped and large species (to 110 mm) but the mantle is thin and fragile with a highly undulating edge. The body is flat but has a distinctive narrow central longitudinal ridge

Verconia norba

Verconia norba

Author: (Ev. & Er. Marcus, 1970) Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae Maximum Size: 25 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ___________________________________________________ Verconia norba (Er. Marcus & Ev. Marcus, 1970) Verconia norba is similar in appearance to several other species of Verconia. The oval-shaped mantle is broad and flattened (Chromodoris-like), rounded anteriorly and posteriorly but does not cover the

Sakuraeolis nungunoides

Sakuraeolis nungunoides

Author: Rudman, 1980 Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Facelinidae Maximum Size: 40 mm Sightings: Sunshine Coast ________________________________________________ Sakuraeolis nungunoides  Rudman, 1980 A number of species of the Facelinidae are aggressive sea slugs and Sakuraeolis nungunoides certainly can be grouped with those. It has also been termed pugnacious due to its tendency of suddenly erecting and straightening of