November 27, 2009
From: Gary Cobb
Concerning message #7665:
Hi Bill and everyone!
Please find Baeolidia sp. found here in sthn Queensland. In situ this animal was spotted after 8 minutes of diving. It is our 396th species.
Note the opaque white "frosting" on it's topside. The huge rhinophores are very "antler" style with papillae all the way around. Also note the oral tentacles are very short and rounded.
Locality: Inner Gneerings, Mooloolaba, 18 m depth, Queensland, Australia, Pacific Ocean, 30 October 2009, Subtidal. Length: 4 mm. Photographer: Gary Cobb and David Mullins.
When this species travels it raises it's head and turns side to side at the same time!
Cobb, G., 2009 (Nov 27) Baeolidia sp. from sthn Queensland. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/22750
It's hard to know whether this small animals has much growing to do or not. Apart from the large rhinophores, most of the rest of the body and cerata seem to be in proportion. It could well be Baeolidia japonica. We know so little about that species we can't really say how much variability it shows.
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