December 11, 2008
From: David Mullins
I am forwarding the attached pics to complement the recent message from Gary Cobb [#22089] showing Glossodoris vespa feeding.
After taking pics of the nudibranch feeding as we first found it, we carefully prised it off the sponge so we could photograph the feeding scar. It was then placed back just to the left of the scar and chowed down again onto the sponge straight away just as if it had not been disturbed.
Locality: Old Woman Island (Mudjimba Island) Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast,, 12 metres, Queensland, Australia., Pacific Ocean, 30 November 2008, Subtidal, Rocky reef with silty bottom. Length: 70 mm. Photographer: David Mullins.
I hope these close ups are good enough to get a sponge description.
Mullins, D.A., 2008 (Dec 11) More feeding pics of Glossodoris vespa. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/22094
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