August 30, 2007
From: Gary Cobb
Hi Bill and everyone!
Well yet again Old Woman Island continues to produce nudibranchs when you least expect them! Noumea verconiforma was photographed by David Mullins my dive buddy and I at the eastern end of the Wall. Thinking it was a common Noumea simplex we didn't think any more about it. Then David was going thru the photos and found this! Great surprise...our 316th species here on the Sunshine Coast.
Locality: Old Woman Island, Sunshine Coast, 12m, Queensland, Australia, Pacific Ocean, 27 August 2006, Subtidal. Length: 10mm. Photographer: Gary Cobb and David Mullins.
I also noticed there were no entries for this species on the Forum!
email@example.comCobb, G.C., 2007 (Aug 30) Noumea verconiforma found in sthn Queensland. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/20577
Thanks for this nice addition to the Forum. This seems to be another of those species found in the Coral Sea triangle between New Caledonia, Lord Howe Is and the eastern Australian coastline.
I suppose it's too much to ask if you can remember whether it wriggled its gills backwards and forwards in a rhythmic way?